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Wolf Kahn

Railroad Along the River

Lot Closed

December 15, 04:54 PM GMT


60,000 - 80,000 USD

Lot Details


Wolf Kahn

1927 - 2020

Railroad Along the River

signed W Kahn (lower left); numbered #14 and dated 1991 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

44 by 66 in.

112 by 168 cm.

Executed in 1991.

Sotheby's New York, 24 February 1995, lot 449

Vered Gallery, East Hampton, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Justin Spring, Wolf Kahn, New York, 2011, no. 80, p. 138, illustrated

Wolf Kahn worked en plein air, positioning himself within the landscape in order to paint his surroundings from various perspectives at different times of day. His loose brushwork and vibrant colors suggest the dynamic interplay of light, shadow, sky, land and water; however, Kahn's Railroad Along the River also borrows from the work of Color Field painters like Marth Rothko and Abstract Expressionist painters like his teacher and fellow German expatriate Hans Hoffman.