Peter Driben (American, 1902-1968). They Shar...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionPeter Driben (American, 1902-1968)
They Share Their Wives!, Whisper magazine cover, September 1952
Acrylic on board
32 x 24.5 in.
Signed lower right
Estate of John McLaughlin;
Heritage Auctions, October 13, 2012, lot 78243;
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.
Board has been laid onto another board with in-painting on the upper edge; 4-inch repaired tear on the upper left edge with a 2-inch repaired tear below and in-painting (visible in raking light) in-between; a 3-inch and 1-inch repaired tear and in-painting on the lower left border edge; a 3-inch repaired tear with in-painting on the lower right border edge; a 3-inch repaired tear on the upper center edge; a linear repaired tear the horizontal length of the board with in-painting on the bottom edge; a 5.5-inch, 4-inch, and 2-inch repaired tears on the bottom edge of image and on bedskirt; light craquelure on the right lower edge and possible in-painting on figure's left shoe; light surface grime on figure's right shoe; varnish layer slightly visible; light craquelure to the left of her right hip; otherwise image is in good condition; not examined outside of frame. Framed under glass to an overall size of 36 x 29 inches.
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