Sep 17, 2020 - Sale 2542

Sale 2542 - Lot 213

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Toys in the Attic.

Gouache and pencil on paperboard, 1938. 180x230 mm; 7 1/4x9 1/4 inches.

The Slobodkina Foundation, Northport, New York, has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which is listed on the Slobodkina Foundation website with identification number ES 86.

Ex-collection James Reinish & Associates, Inc., New York, with the label; Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York; private collection, New York.

Slobodkina (1908-2002) experimented with her style in the 1930s, alternating between abstract and representational ideas which she learned during her studies at the National Academy of Design, New York (see lot 86), and Cubism, using flattened planes and abstract shapes. From 1934 she continued to create abstract works, such as Toys in the Attic, throughout her career and developed her style further to include collage elements.