Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 35

Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
de Kooning, Elaine Fried (1918-1989)
Untitled (Cave).

Circa 1992-1994 after the circa 1985 wax original.

Bronze relief sculpture from an edition of thirteen, incised artist's signature, lower center recto, with the foundry mark "RD" on lower left edge, 15 x 13 x 1 1/2 in.

Provenance: the artist Conrad Fried (1920-2009), Elaine de Kooning's brother, Sullivan County, New York; acquired directly from the former by private collection, Sullivan County, New York.

This bronze relief was designed by de Kooning (1918-1989) toward the end of her long, illustrious career as an artist; there is another cast of the bronze on the artist's gravestone at the Green River Cemetery, East Hampton, New York. The bronze was cast posthumously, in an edition of thirteen, under the direction of Conrad Fried, from a wax model in the artist's studio.