Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000

PAUL CADMUS (1904 - 1999)

Seated Male Nude.
Conté crayon on tan laid paper. 425x374 mm; 16 3/4x14 3/4 inches. Signed in white crayon and inscribed in ink, lower right recto. Circa 1960.

Though Cadmus was known to be very private, his large paintings burst with homoeroticism and celebrate male beauty by drawing attention to genitalia and rippling muscles. His technically brilliant male nude drawings are more tender and less satirical than his paintings.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Estate of Jon Anderson (Cadmus' executor), Weston, Connecticut; private collection, New York.