Jun 04, 2015 - Sale 2386

Sale 2386 - Lot 258

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
George Tooker.

Pencil on cream wove paper, 1946. 310x255 mm; 12 1/4x10 inches. Signed, dated and titled in pencil, upper recto.

Ex-collection Paul Cadmus; Jon F. Anderson and Philis Raskind-Anderson, Connecticut.

Exhibited "Close Encounters: The Art of Paul Cadmus, Jared French and George Tooker," Midtown Galleries, New York, February 22-April 7, 1990, with the label.

Tooker (1920-2011) met Cadmus in 1944, while he was a student at the Art Students League, New York, and Cadmus was a already an established artist, 16 years Tooker's senior. Cadmus encouraged Tooker's art study and introduced him to Jared and Margaret French, among others, and Tooker soon became close with this circle of artists.