Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 385

Price Realized: $ 32,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000

Acrylic on canvas, 2009. 1015x810 mm; 40x32 inches. Signed and dated in black felt-tip marker and ink, verso.

Gifted by the artist to the current owners, private collection, California.

Born in Brooklyn, Pensato (1941–2019) studied at the New York Studio School. She is known for her large-scale paintings that draw from popular culture, mostly cartoons. She depicted characters from the Simpsons, Disney classic cartoons, and others with bold gestural strokes drawing on both Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism. Her work is included in numerous permanent collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.