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Global Abstractions: Property from a Distinguished Private Collector
1890 - 1976
signed and dated '55
double-sided tempera on paperboard
30 by 40 in. 78 by 103.5 cm.
Achim Moeller, Managing Principal of the Mark Tobey Project LLC, has confirmed the authenticity. The work is registered in the Mark Tobey archive with the number MT [326-04-30-21].
This double-sided work is in very good and sound condition overall. There are multiple artist's pinholes along the edges. There is evidence of minor wear and handling to the edges and corners, with associated minor abrasions, soft creasing and pinpoint losses, which are all obscured by the frame. The colors are fresh and clean. The paperboard is unhinged in the double-sided frame. Framed under glass.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Willard Gallery, New York
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew E. Norman, Palisades
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 2007
New York, Museum of Modern Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago, Mark Tobey, September 1962 - March 1963, cat. no. 90, p. 109
Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey; Zacatecas, Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez, Abstracciones: Nueva York, París, Cuenca, México, November 2015 - June 2016, pp. 164-167 and 221, illustrated in color