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Wed, Jul 19, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 472

Paul Cadmus Sketch Graphite on Paper

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Paul Cadmus (American, 1904-1999). Graphite sketch on paper depicting sinuously intertwined couples spilling from a box which as been opened by ethereal demonic hands. Drawn on a grid.

Provenance: Estate of Paul Cadmus; The collection of Jon Anderson; Private Minnesota collection.

Height: 15 1/2 in x width: 25 1/2 in.


No visible sign of restoration under UV light. It is difficult to discern whether the paper is toned or not due to the original color of the paper. There are several creases along the margins; please see the listing image. To the upper right corner, there is a 1-inch tear. To the center of the left margin, there is a minute tear, shorter than 1/8 in. To the lower left corner, there is a light discoloration that does not affect the center drawing. Along the lower margin, there is a minute black accretion as shown in the listing image. Along the verso, there is a minute light grey mark to the lower left quadrant; otherwise, clean verso.

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