May 19, 2019

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 239: Oskar Fischinger

Lot 239: Oskar Fischinger

Tower

1954
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right; artist's cipher lower left; signed, and dated in red ink to frame verso; inscribed "#6" in red ballpoint pen canvas verso; retains Gallery 609, The Oakland Museum, The Pasadena Art Museum, and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art labels verso
Canvas (vis.): 35.5" x 47.5"; Frame: 37.875" x 50.25"; (Canvas: 90 x 121 cm)
Provenance: Elfriede Fischinger, Los Angeles, California; Gordon Shwayder Rosenblum, Lakewood, Colorado (acquired directly from the above, c. 1982); Thence by descent
Exhibited: "Oskar Fischinger," The Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, December 1956-January 1957; "Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, September 3-November 21, 1976; Gallery 609, Denver, May-June 1981; "Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists 1920-1956," traveling exhibition, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, October 13-December 16, 1990; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, August 31-October 27, 1991
Illustrated: Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists 1920-1956. Santa Barbara Museum of Art exh. cat. 1990. 111.

Literature: Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exh. cat. 1977. #46.
Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $15,000
Inventory Id: 32238

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