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Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History

Tue, May 21, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 54

Louis Safer "Yellowstone Landscape" Painting

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Louis Safer (American, 1913-2002). Oil on canvas painting titled "Yellowstone Landscape" depicting a sweeping view of the national park in a Cubist style. Signed and titled along the verso.

Provenance: Collection of Rev. Richard L. Hillstrom; Collection of Frank J. Indihar, M.D.; Private Minnesota Collection.

Safer moved to Minnesota in the mid-1950s to teach at the University of Minnesota as a professor of art. He was a disciple of synchronism, a style created by his mentor Professor Stanton Macdonald-Wright, which is similar to Cubism. This style was a form of abstraction characterized by using intervals between colors in what has been described as the visual equivalent of music.

Unframed; height: 36 1/2 in x width: 42 1/4 in. Framed; height: 38 1/2 in x width: 44 1/2 in x depth: 2 in.

Condition

The colors are bold and bright. There is a small loss to the paint layer along the upper center. Some craquelure throughout. Light wear to the frame.

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