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Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT

Art & Design

Sale 123 Lot 1

Gertrude Abercrombie
(American, 1909-1977)
4 Ladies Switches #2, 1951
oil on masonite
signed lower right
5" x 7"

Provenance:
Herb Emken, June 1953
Unknown
A Private Collection

Exhibitions:
New York, April 1952
Newman Brown, September 1952
Milwaukee, December 1952
Evanston, March 1953
Design Center, April 1953

Literature:
For similar examples, see: Gertrude Abercrombie, New York, Karma Books, 2018, pp. 334-335 (illustrated) and 484

Catalog Note:
This work was produced in September 1951 and was sold to Herb Emken, friend of Miriam Andreas, in June 1953 (possibly at the Hyde Park Art Fair).

Similar works, from 1952, may be found in the permanent collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers wishes to thank Susan Weininger, the leading scholar and author of multiple comprehensive essays on Gertrude Abercrombie's art and life, for her assistance in cataloging this lot.

Estimate $6,000-8,000

Sold for $37,500