Nathan Oliveira (American, born 1928) Figure with White Face, 1973 92 x 66in
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Nathan Oliveira (American, born 1928) Figure with White Face, Summer of '73, 1973 92 x 66in
Sold for US$ 48,800 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Nathan Oliveira (American, born 1928)
Figure with White Face, Summer of '73, 1973
signed and dated 'Oliveira 73' (lower right)
oil on canvas
92 x 66in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Samuel Dorsky New York, New York (acquired directly from the artist in 1974)
    Noah Dorsky, New York, New York

    Exhibited:
    Oakland, California, The Oakland Museum, Nathan Oliveira Paintings 1959 - 1973, September 18-November 11, 1973
    New York, New York, Dorsky Gallery, 1974

    Literature:
    Nathan Oliveira, Paintings 1959 - 1973, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California, 1973, cat. 2, ill. (cover)

    Note:
    Samuel Dorsky (1914-1994) opened Dorsky Gallery in 1963 in New York City and it remained in operation continuously until 2001. In its almost 40 year run, the gallery exhibited or represented scores of artists, including Nathan Oliveira. During his lifetime, Dorsky donated thousands of works of art to academic institutions and made generous contributions to benefit handicapped children. When the gallery closed in 2001, Dorsky's children established Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting contemporary art to the public and continuing their father's philanthropic legacy. Dorsky's lead gift to SUNY New Paltz resulted in the creation of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in the center of the college campus.
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