DescriptionOLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975)
Oil on board
25 x 13 inches (63.5 x 33.0 cm)
Signed lower right: Olin Travis
Titled and signed verso: Fantasy on / African Sculpture / by Olin Travis / #239
Fantasy on African Sculpture may have been a demonstration piece and could have been a gift for a friend at the Dallas Museum of Natural History. An atypical Travis painting, the artist probably kept it for its decorative qualities.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
Surface grime; 1/2"-long gouge with paint loss on red sculpture and tiny paint chip on left sculpture's right eyelid; faint linear abrasion on torso of left sculpture; otherwise good condition; frame dimensions: 32 x 20.5".
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