May 12, 2022 - Sale 2604

Sale 2604 - Lot 102

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

Oil on canvas, 1961. 690x840 mm; 27 1/8x33 1/8 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto.

Provenance: Private collection, New Jersey.

A career economist, Ethe (born 1924) collected artworks by Fernand Léger, Kurt Schwitters, Paul Klee, Joseph Cornell, and leading Post-Impressionist artists, occasionally lending to The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Ethe started to create his own art in the 1960s, drawing inspiration from his own collection—non-representational forms with the gestural qualities of Léger paired with the experimental color theories and vibrations of Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich.