Description

    Norman Saunders (American, 1907-1989)
    The Living Statue, unpublished sample pulp cover, circa 1935
    Oil on canvas
    32.25 x 25 in.
    Signed lower right

    From the Frank Collection.

    According to the artist's son, David Saunders, this work is an unpublished sample cover purchased by George Delacorte in the fall of 1934 or the winter of 1935. This work was part of the Charles Martignette collection.


    Condition Report*:

    Wax-lined canvas; Aside from light craquelure throughout, work remains in good condition; under UV exam, there appears to be a few areas inpainting to address craquelure, most notably in female body; several dots of inpainting in blue and purple pigment in top half of work; inpainting in lower right and left corners; however, the rich pigment colors makes this painting difficult to read.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    14th Wednesday
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