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    JO BAER (American, b. 1929)
    Untitled (Double Bar Orange), 1972
    Oil on canvas
    72 x 72 inches (182.9 x 182.9 cm)
    Signed and dated on the reverse

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist
    Private Collection

    EXHIBITED:
    Los Angeles, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Jo Baer, 1973
    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Joe Baer, May 1 - July 13, 1975 (label on the reverse)

    LITERATURE:
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Joe Baer, cat. no. 19




    Condition Report*: Condition is very typical of those of that area.Various very fine cracks, not great in length and not visually distracting. The cracks are faint and have not cupped, casuing distortions. Along the top, approx. 6" down intermittend fine hair-like cracks. Both left and right upper quarter sections have one or two small areas of fine cracks one 15" down and 24" in from left and one about 11" down from top, 12" in from right is approx. 4". Approx 30" down and 20" in from right a grouping of 4 x 5" hairline cracks. Center, corresponding to center cross of stretcher 9" x 9" radius of fine cracks; 2 light cracks in lower bottom sections, all four corners have a few diagonal stress lines, cracks 1 - 1 1/2" long; 14 x 12inch area of mechanical craquelure in the lower left quadrant; slight smudges bottom; some dirt spots and smudges on side edges  
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    24th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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