May 20, 2021 - Sale 2569

Sale 2569 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
The Joy of Red.

Oil on Masonite, c.1960. 762x463 mm; 30x18 1/4 inches. Stamped with the artist's estate stamp on verso.

Provenance: Estate of the artist.

In 1912, American artists living in Europe experimenting with Cubist concepts, developed a movement known as Synchromism. Led by Morgan Russell and Stanton MacDonald-Wright, James Daugherty, as well as fellow Americans Andrew Dasburg, Thomas Hart Benton, and Patrick Henry Bruce would gain recognition for contributions of the development of Modern art. The Joy of Red, and the following two lots represent a period in Daugherty's career when he returned to study new avenues stemming from his earliest abstract concepts.