Feb 14, 2013 - Sale 2303

Sale 2303 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 14,400
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
ALMA THOMAS (1891 - 1978)
Untitled (Standing Nude).

Oil on textured wove paper, 1958. 610x499 mm; 24x19 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private Washington, DC collection.

This figure study in oil is only the second figurative work by this important abstract painter's work to come to auction. Thomas's still life and figurative paintings were becoming more and more abstract by 1958--a year later, her paintings were primarily abstract compositions.