Painted wood, oil on plastic and glass on wooden base
61 x 66 x 21 cm (24 x 26 x 8 1/4 in.)
Marian and Samuel Klasstorner, Charles H. and Mary F.S. Worchester, and Samuel W. and Blanche M. Koffler endowment funds
Extended information about this artwork
Contemporary Arts Association, Forrest Bess, exh. brochure (Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 1962), n.p.
Robert Storr and Wayne Koestenbaum, “My painting is tormorrow’s painting, watch and see” Forrest Bess: Including Works from the Harry Burkhart Collection, exh. cat. (New York: Christie’s, 2012), 44 (ill), 45 (color ill.), 118.
Houston, TX, Contemporary Arts Museum, Forrest Bess, Apr. 26–May 17, 1962, no cat. no.
New York, Christie’s, “My Painting is Tomorrow’s Painting. Watch and See.” Forrest Bess, Including Works from the Harry Burkhart Collection, Mar. 1–Apr. 3, 2012 (extended to Apr. 11), no cat. no.
Kassel, Fridericianum, Forrest Bess, Feb. 15–May 5, 2020 (extended to Sept. 6 due to the COVID–19 pandemic), cat. forthcoming.
The artist; Harry Graves Burkhart III (1933–2009), Bay City, TX, by 1961 [according to Feb. 27, 1961 letter from Forrest Bess to Betty Parsons, Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, Archives of American Art, copy in curatorial file]; bequeathed to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2009 [Christie’s New York 2012, p. 116]; sold, Christie’s, New York, Dec. 7–14, 2017, lot 222 to Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, Nov. 10, 2020.
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