Mar 04 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2560 -

Sale 2560 - Lot 161

Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
THOMAS HART BENTON
The Race.

Lithograph, 1942. 225x337 mm; 8 7/8x13 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. A superb, richly-inked impression of this important lithograph.

Based on the same-titled oil painting, now in a private American collection. Benton (1889-1975, see lots 160-165) shows a lone horse racing a steam engine across a barren midwestern prairie. The telephone pole and line are the only other signs of human presence in this bygone scene. Fath 56.