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Mid-century to Modern Art & Design

Tue, Mar 26, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 114

Colleen Browning "Sly's Eye" Graffiti Painting

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Colleen Browning (English/American, 1918-2003). Oil on canvas painting titled "Sly's Eye," depicting a graffiti filled exterior subway train with three individuals inside, 1977. Signed and dated along the lower right. The verso with a Kennedy Galleries, New York label as well as exhibition history labels.

Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York; Distinguished Corporate Collection, Minnesota.

Exhibition: Indianapolis Museum of Art, "Painting & Sculpture Today 1978," June 15 - July 30, 1978; Terra Museum of American Art, "Solitude - Inner Visions in American Art," September 25 - December 30, 1982.

Unframed; height: 45 3/4 in x width: 56 1/2 in. Framed; height: 52 in x width: 62 1/2 in x depth: 1 3/4 in.

Condition

There are no visible cracks, losses, or restorations. The colors are bold and deep and the surface is stable. There is a small scratch to the surface of the paint along the cetner. Some light soiling to the verso, likely original to the artistic process. Light wear to the frame.

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