Dec 02, 2021 - Sale 2590

Sale 2590 - Lot 39

Estimate: $ 700 - $ 900
Contrathemis #552.

Colored pencil and collage on tissue paper, 1941. Initialed, DG, and dated, 41, lower left. Numbered, 552, in lower left margin. Signed, Dwinell Grant, and inscribed, Contrathemis 1941 frame 552, on verso.

Provenance: Martin Diamond Fine Arts Inc, NY; Private collection, acquired from above October 19, 1979.

This work of art is one of over four thousand similar works created by Dwinell Grant. These objects, photographed in sequence, are the stills in his 1941 stop motion film, Contrathemis. The artist used thin paper for its transparency so, when backlit using car headlights and color gels, he brought another effect to the stop motion process.