Jun 10, 2014 - Sale 2353

Sale 2353 - Lot 13

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
FELRATH HINES (1913 - 1993)
Untitled (Abstract Composition).

Watercolor on wove paper, 1954. 241x305 mm; 9 1/2x12 inches. Signed and dated in watecolor, lower right.

Proveance: Harold Rubin, New York; gifted to private collection, Somerset, UK.

This fine example of Hines' modernist abstraction is the first watercolor by this artist to come to auction. During the 1950s, Hines achieved critical recognition with two solo exhibitions at Parma Gallery in 1957 and 1959. Through the 1950s, he continued in this Abstract Expressionist style while working as a conservator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.