October 7, 2012

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 196: George Nakashima

Lot 196: George Nakashima

Picture Frame I

Executed 1966
Walnut
Sold with Ben Shahn print, "Song of Degrees", 1963
Studio
Frame signed "Nakashima September 1966"; lithograph with printed signature lower right
Sheet: 20.625" x 27"; Frame: 30.5" x 42"
Literature: Ostergard, Derek. George Nakashima: Full Circle. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989. p 174 (for a similar example); Nakashima, Mira. Nature, Form & Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima. New York: Abrams, 2003. p 183.
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $5,000
Inventory Id: 3562

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Ben Shahn and George Nakashima were close friends since their meeting in the late 1950s. George sold custom ordered frames for Ben’s works from 1967 to 1969 during the time that his artwork was sold in the studio.

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