Jun 06, 2024 - Sale 2671

Sale 2671 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000

Watercolor and color pastels on cream wove paper, double-sided, 1960. 312x343 mm; 12½x13½ inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto.

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by Donald Vlack and Franka Jones, Chicago; thence by descent to current owner, private collection, New Jersey.

Natkin (1930-2010) and Donald Vlack, along with John Chamberlain, Aaron Siskind and several other artists, created the Wells Street Gallery, one of Chicago's vanguard galleries of the late 1950s. Vlack and his wife, Franka Jones (the daughter of Maurice Culberg, the Chicago art philanthropist) were close friends with Natkin and his wife, the artist Judith Dolnick, and would later visit their Redding, Connecticut home frequently.