Aug 17, 2023 - Sale 2644

Sale 2644 - Lot 169

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999)

Seated Nude with a Pole (Study for David and Goliath).
Color chalks on black wove paper. 317x245 mm; 12 1/2x9 3/4 inches. Signed in chalk, lower right recto. Circa 1965-70.

Provenance: Private collection, Chicago.

Cadmus made numerous studies for his acrylic painting of David and Goliath, 1971, which featured a semi-nude seated portrait of his lover and favorite model, Jon Anderson, straddled over a self-portrait of the artist among accoutrements of the studio.