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Lot 116

Arthur Osver "Equinox" Oil On Canvas

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

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Arthur Osver (American, 1912-2006). Oil on canvas painting titled "Equinox" depicting a colorful abstract composition. Signed along the lower left. Signed, titled, and dated along the verso. With a label from Fairweather Hardin Gallery in Chicago affixed along the verso.

Osver settled in Greenwich Village in 1940 and became deeply immersed in his location, referencing American industrial forms that he saw everyday. In 1952 Osver won the Prix de Rome, and was pushed into an unfamiliar space, leading to a new way of painting for the artist. Though he moved more and more towards abstraction, becoming part of the burgeoning Abstract Expressionism movement, his works often returned to familiar subjects including those industrial forms he so loved in his earlier paintings.

Throughout his life, even after he moved to St. Louis in 1960, his subject matter often returned to New York. Visual perception was key for the artist and the city he spent his early artistic career in remained vital to him, even in his later years. His works are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Whitney Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Unframed; height: 29 in x width: 27 1/2 in. Framed; height: 30 in x width: 28 1/2 in.


The painting is in excellent condition with no visible tears, creases, or losses. The surface is stable, and the color is bold and bright. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. Very light wear to the frame.

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