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    Mark Tobey (1890-1976)
    Traffic, 1959
    Oil on paper
    6-3/8 x 6-1/4 inches (16.2 x 15.9 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Tobey 59

    Property from the Collection of Mary Ann and Henry Gans

    PROVENANCE:
    Otto Seligman Gallery, Seattle, Washington;
    Joyce and Arthur L. Dahl, California;
    Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, December 13-14, 1973, lot 74;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Stanford University, Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford, California, "Mark Tobey: Paintings from the Collection of Joyce and Arthur L. Dahl," June 1967-January, 1968;
    [The above exhibition also travelled to]University of California at Santa Barbara, The Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, California; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska; Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois;
    Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, "Mark Tobey: Paintings from the Collection of Joyce and Arthur L. Dahl," February-March 1970.

    LITERATURE:
    Stanford University, Paintings from the Collection of Joyce and Arthur L. Dahl, Stanford, 1967, p. 41, no. 38, pl. 22, illustrated.

    Achim Moeller, Managing Principal of the Mark Tobey Project LLC, has confirmed the authenticity. The work is registered in the Mark Tobey archive with the number MT [217-3-28-17].






    Condition Report*: This work is mounted to board and framed under acrylic; no apparent condition issues. Framed Dimensions 14.875 X 14.25 Inches
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