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January Day 2: Postwar & Contemporary Art

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 614

3 Tom Seghi Pear Paintings - Red, Green, Yellow

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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Tom Seghi (American, 1942-2011). Group of three oil on canvas photorealistic paintings depicting pears; one yellow, one red, and one green. Each signed, dated, 1996, and inscribed along the verso.

Seghi began his career with wide, sweeping landscapes depicting the prairies and rural landscapes surrounding the Mississippi River in which he had grown up. After moving to Miami, he was soon swept up by his new environment and his work shifted to abstract and whimsical imagery. By the mid-90's these abstracted works had transformed into a fixation with fruits. As he described it, "My paintings became truly automatic...I became temporarily suspended, like a witness to the event of painting...Each new painting of an apple or pear stirs up new challenges that I see no way out of except to do another and another." Pears, such as the three works offered here, became a staple of his oeuvre and highly coveted by collectors.

Each; height: 30 in x width: 24 in.


The paintings are in excellent condition with no visible tears, rips, or losses. The surface is stable, and the color is bold and bright. When inspected under UV light, there is no visible sign of restoration. The green and red pear paintings have very light wear to the upper right quadrant, which is only visible under careful scrutiny- not visible at arm's length. The artworks are not framed. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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