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Property from the Estate of Barbara Spiegel Linhart

Red Grooms


Lot Closed

July 21, 08:02 PM GMT


8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details


Red Grooms

b. 1937


signed and dated 1987

wood, clay, phone chord, papier-mâché, graphite, watercolor, cut paper and board assemblage in Plexiglas case

39½ by 33¾ by 20 in. (100.3 by 85.7 by 50.8 cm.)

Marlborough Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987

On the occasion of Barbara Linhart's 60th birthday, Barbara’s husband commissioned Red Grooms to create a surprise portrait of his wife, capturing her most natural pose; on the telephone, in house slippers, talking to friends. Grooms subsequently created his mixed media assemblage Barbara based on this portrait.