Modern & Contemporary and European Art - Sale 07PT02 - Lot 128Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 11am
Signed Park and dated '57 (ll)
Oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 51 1/2 inches (92 x 130.8 cm)
Staempfli Gallery, Inc., New York
Gaston de Havenon, New York
Staempfli Gallery, New York, David Park Recent Paintings, September 30 - October 17, 1959 (Inaugural Exhibition)
Canoe was shown at Staempfli Gallery in 1959. Also included in the exhibition was a work from 1958 entitled Green Canoe, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neuberger. Though Green Canoe is similar in theme, another painting titled Canoe, owned by the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is more closely related. In both paintings Park rendered two figures in a canoe, facing the viewer, oars at rest. Although the closer figure in the painting of comparison is female, and the palette more subdued, we see in both works the artist developing variants on a single theme.
Sold for $1,801,000 (Includes Buyer's Premium)
The painting has an eight-point star crack that has been in-painted. The cracks measure, in inches; 5.5, 4, 7, 5, 5, 7.5, 5, and 18. The cracks are filled and in-painted. A 1/4 inch loss at lower right edge. Two cracks 5.5 and 3.5 inches long at far right center. A 14 inch hairline crack at bottom center to center. A 20 inch hairline crack at lower right, vertical. A horizontal hairline crack, 7 inches, at upper left center. Wax is present along the back of the canvas where the star shaped cracks occured. A conservation report is on file for the treatment to the in-painted area.
Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Doyle New York, Auctioneers & Appraisers is one of the world's foremost auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorations and a variety of other categories. Located in New York City, the global capital of the auction market, Doyle offers appraisal and auction services to collectors, families, estate executors and museums across the United States and the world. Doyle has built its professional reputation on achieving outstanding prices at auction and focusing on the individual needs of each client.