Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design, Fall 2021

Sat, Nov 6, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 53

Large William Grosvenor Congdon Abstract Landscape Painting

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: William Grosvenor Congdon (1912-1998)
Marking(s); notes: no marking(s) apparent
Country of origin; materials: American; oil on board
Dimensions (H, W, D): 39"h, 47"w; 41"h, 49"w frame
Additional Information: Work is titled "Cambodia."

We would like to thank Mr. Edoardo Berardi of Rimini, Italy, noteworthy historian of the artist's life and work, for providing the following statement about this work: "In the summer of 1960 Peggy Guggenheim organized a personal exhibition at her home (now the Guggenheim Museum in Venice) with recent works by Congdon. There are no catalogs for this exhibition, there are no lists for this exhibition, there are no photographs. It was a private exhibition of the collector for his numerous friends. It is very probable that this painting was present as it was painted in the Venice studio at that time. At the end of the exhibition, Congdon gave Peggy a painting, a "Cambodia" that is still in the Guggenheim Museum in Venice. I found two other exhibitions where the work was exhibited: Fellowship Annual Exhibit of oil paintings, sculpture, watercolors & graphic, (March 10- April 9, 1961), Philadelphia; William Congdon Paintings from the Fifties., (April 4- 30, 1991), Bill Bace Gallery, New York." Provenance: New York/Florida estate | Palm Beach Modern Auctions 2.8.2020 auction, lot 153 | Private Collection, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Fall 2021 Auction Series
Saturday, November 6th: Modern + Contemporary Art & Design (Session I)
Saturday, November 6th: Editions & Photography (Session II)
Sunday, November 7th: Branded Luxury & The Henry Torres Collection (Session III)

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very good, some very minor wear to edges (condition of art only; frame has some wear and chipping)

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