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American Art / Alton Pickens (1917-1991) The Acrobat 49 3/4 x 34in (Painted in 1947.)

PROPERTY OF THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND
Lot 20
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Alton Pickens
(1917-1991)
The Acrobat 49 3/4 x 34in
22 May 2019, 16:00 EDT
New York

Sold for US$93,825 inc. premium

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Alton Pickens (1917-1991)

The Acrobat
signed and dated 'Pickens / 4 • 1947' (lower left)
oil on canvas
49 3/4 x 34in
Painted in 1947.

Footnotes

Provenance
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, by 1949.
The Mary and Earle Ludgin Collection.
Gift to the present owner from the above, 1981.

Exhibited
(probably) New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, November 13, 1948-January 2, 1949, no. 109.
Toronto, Canada, Art Gallery of Toronto, Contemporary Paintings from Great Britain, the United States and France, with Sculpture from the United States, November-December 1949, no. 115.
Brooklyn, New York, The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Revolution and Tradition: An Exhibition of the Chief Movements in American Painting from 1900 to the Present, November 15, 1951-January 6, 1952, no. 72.
Darmstadt, Germany, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Moderne Amerikanische Malerie, 1930-1958, June 3-26, 1960, no. 58, p. 1947.

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