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PROPERTY FROM A PROMINENT EAST COAST COLLECTION

Milton Avery
PALE NUDE
Estimation
300 000500 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
11

PROPERTY FROM A PROMINENT EAST COAST COLLECTION

Milton Avery
PALE NUDE
Estimation
300 000500 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

American Art

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New York

Milton Avery
1885 - 1965
PALE NUDE
signed Milton Avery and dated 1963 (lower right); also inscribed in another hand "Pale Nude"/by Milton Avery/1963 (on the reverse)
oil on canvasboard
23 3/4 by 29 7/8 inches
(60.3 by 75.9 cm)
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Provenance

The artist
Estate of the above
[With]Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
Gallery Gemini, Palm Beach, Florida, 1981
Private collection, by 1989
Arij Gasiunasen Fine Art of Palm Beach, Inc., Palm Beach, Florida
Probably acquired by the present owner from the above

Description

Painted in 1963, Milton Avery's Pale Nude exemplifies the artist's mature interest in simplified compositional designs unified by form, color, and surface. In the present work, Avery's reclining nude is surrounded by distinct planar regions of blue and green. Avery delineates the figure with simple gray strokes that outline the form, which is evoked through a single plane of color. This work demonstrates the artist's mastery of the formal qualities of painting through his modulated use of color and flattened shapes, which suggest moods that attune to the viewer’s consciousness. Color is the vehicle of expression, organizing space and indicating depth. In Pale Nude, Avery proves that figurative painting can exist purely through harmonal tonalities and simplified form.

American Art

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New York