Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 154

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


Oil on board. 475x384 mm; 18 3/4x15 inches. With the artist's ink stamp, verso. Circa 1935-40.

Provenance: Acquired from the artist's family, New York.

Zogbaum studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale School of Art, but it was his time spent with Hans Hofmann that greatly influenced his career. After his studies, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship and traveled extensively throughout Europe, meeting artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Fernand Léger, which cemented his interest in pursuing abstraction as an art form. Returning to New York, he worked as a commercial photographer professionally to survive, while continuing to create his own abstract art before dedicating himself exclusively to his career as an artist in 1948. Having started his career as a painter, he switched to creating sculptures in the 1950s. He gained his reputation mostly for his sculptural work, which was extremely innovative for its time, and incorporated found objects such as machine parts and natural elements like stones.