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Hedda Sterne

New York VIII

Revolutionary Gestures: Works from a Private Southampton Collection

Hedda Sterne

Hedda Sterne

New York VIII

New York VIII

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Revolutionary Gestures: Works from a Private Southampton Collection

Hedda Sterne

1910 - 2011

New York VIII


signed Hedda Sterne (lower left) 

oil and spray paint on canvas

38¾ by 20⅞ in.

98.4 by 53 cm.

Executed in 1955.

This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling visible along the edges and corners, with associated pinpoint losses and fine hairline cracking at the turning edges. The canvas is slightly slack on the stretcher. Upon close inspection, there are unobtrusive areas of hairline cracking scattered throughout, and a corresponding minute, triangle shaped loss near the upper right corner. Under raking light, stretcher bar impressions are visible along all four edges, with associated hairline cracking. There is a small hole in the canvas directly left of the artist's signature, which exposes unpainted canvas. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, a few small areas, predominantly near the bottom edge, fluoresce darkly and appear to have benefitted from retouching. Framed.


Framed dimensions: 42 ½ by 24 ¼ in. (108 by 61.6 cm.)


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The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton (gift of the artist)
Acquired from the above in 2008 by the present owner 
Cooperstown, The Fenimore Art Museum; Nassau County Museum of Art, Heroines of Abstract Expressionism, 2019-2021, p. 34, illustrated in color