Dec 14, 2017 - Sale 2465

Sale 2465 - Lot 109

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
"Rockland County Home." Illustration for the article "A Double View of Artists' Life" in LIFE magazine, published July 12, 1954. Egg tempera on masonite. 508x406 mm; 20x16 inches. Signed and dated [19]47 in lower right corner.

Additional Details

One of a pair of Corcos family scenes for the Life magazine article juxtaposing the family's summer life in their Fire Island home with their main residence in Rockland County, New York. The intricate scene shows a cutaway of their house, with numerous vignettes showing the family gathered in the living room, a jaunt in their Army Jeep, Lucille and husband, Edgar Levy (the noted American artist), in their respective painting studios, and the boys playing ball with their dog and friends outside. Nestled in a thriving artistic community, the Corcos home often entertained neighbors Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, John Houseman, Henry Varnam Poor, Bessie Breuer, Helen Hayes, Charles MacArthur, and Burgess Meredith, among others.