Sep 17, 2020 - Sale 2542

Sale 2542 - Lot 122

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Street Scene, New York.

Pencil on paper, circa 1935-40. 350x635 mm; 14x25 inches. Signed in pencil, upper left recto.

Ex-collection private collection, Connecticut.

Fidelma (1906-1991) was Paul Cadmus' (1904-1999, see lots 123-126) sister and an accomplished artist herself. In 1941, she married Lincoln Kirstein (1907-1996), the New York writer, impresario, art connoisseur, philanthropist and cultural figure, perhaps best known as the co-founder of the New York City Ballet and the company's general director from 1946 to 1989. Following her marriage to Kirstein, she gradually withdrew from painting and drawing, the stress of her relationship with Kirstein, who was bisexual and had numerous affairs with other men throughout their marriage, leading to sometimes debilitating physchological breakdowns.