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Sale 2513 Lot 153
At My Studio.
Oil on board, 1940. 452x605 mm; 17 7/8x23 3/4 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto; signed, titled and inscribed "Spike Bell—Lydia—Don, Hirschfeld—Myself/Model—Beauford Delaney and Model" in crayon, verso.
Ex-collection Don and Lydia Freeman, New York; Doug and Betty Duffy, Maryland; private collection, California.
This work depicts the studio of Levitz (1896-1964) with fellow artists Beauford Delaney, Al Hirschfeld and Don Freeman, who mingle in a group standing near the doorway. Levitz pictured far right, examines a painting with a model. Lydia Freeman, wife of the artist Don Freeman (both of whom once owned this painting) stands in the center foreground.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000