Sep 21, 2023 - Sale 2645

Sale 2645 - Lot 232

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Walking Girl with a Red Skirt.

Tempera on board, 1954. 405x303 mm; 15 7/8x11 7/8 inches. Signed and dated in tempera and signed in pencil, lower center recto.

Provenance: Fox Gallery, New York; private collection, New York.

The headline on the discarded New York Mirror in the foreground at right announces the death of Maxwell Bodenheim and his wife Ruth Fagen on February 6, 1954, in a Bowery boarding house. Bodenheim was a poet and novelist whom The New York Times called "the personification of Greenwich Village Bohemia of the Nineteen Twenties." Marsh (1898-1954) was also a fixture in this circle of artists and writers during that time.