May 20, 2021 - Sale 2569

Sale 2569 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000

Oil on canvas, 1959. 1168x1016 mm; 46x40 inches. Signed, Sievan, lower right. Signed, Maurice Sievan, dated, 1959, inscribed, 468, and as titled, on verso, and again on stretcher.

Provenance: Estate of the Artist.

This painting represents a period in the career of Sievan, begun in 1957, comprised of bold fields of color presented in a purely abstract subject matter. Through his friendship with Mark Rothko, Alfred Barr purchased a work of Sievan's for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964. Sievan used Mark Rothko's Provincetown studio from 1960-62 while the artist was in Europe.