Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Collection of Paul Gregory and Janet Gaynor

    JANET GAYNOR (American, 1906-1984)
    My Love to You, Paul [White Petunias], circa 1977-78
    Oil on canvas
    37 x 41 inches (94.0 x 104.1 cm)
    Signed in full at lower right: Janet Gaynor

    During the mid-1970s (1972-1978) when Paul was teaching his "Performance Techniques" courses at San Diego State University, Janet explored the region's plant nurseries. On a visit to one of them together with Paul, a grid of frilly white petunia flats caught her eye as a delightful motif for a painting. Paul suggested she include just one whimsical hint of color in the design--a pink petunia peeking in from the lower right corner. She thought it was brilliant in more ways than one, and injected not simply a pink petunia but a hot pink one into the otherwise white painting. She gave the work to Paul as a gift which they displayed prominently at their ranch where they had once hung a work by Grandma Moses. Janet Gaynor considered this painting one of her very best efforts.


    Condition Report*: Very good original condition in original frame. Framed dimensions: 44 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches.
    *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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2011
    20th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 5,324

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    Sold on Mar 20, 2011 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 20 days left to consign to the 2021 October 19 Prints & Multiples Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The picture of each piece, the brief description, incoming bids, what paintings were coming up next in the queue and, of course, the auctioneer; all perfectly organized and presented! Your service was great.
    Ray Holland,
    Chester Gap, VA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search