Lot 73: Karl Benjamin
Laguna Seascape II
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right; signed and titled canvas stretcher bar verso; retains Pasadena Art Institute exhibition label verso
Canvas (vis.): 23.75" x 29.75"; Frame: 25.75" x 31.75" (Canvas: 60 x 75 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection, Claremont, California (acquired directly from the artist); Thence by descent
Exhibited: "Karl Benjamin-Paintings," Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, July 30-October 5, 1954; "Close Values: The Legacy of Karl Benjamin," Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, September 22-December 8, 2016
Illustrated: Close Values: The Legacy of Karl Benjamin. Mt. San Antonio College exh. cat. 2016. 94-95.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Price Realized: $37,500
Inventory Id: 38073
Louis Stern has confirmed the authenticity of this work. It will be included in the catalogue raisonné of the paintings, currently being compiled by Beth Benjamin and Louis Stern Fine Arts.