In this street scene in Taos, New Mexico, adobe buildings cut diagonally across the composition from the left side, filling most of the foreground. On the right side, a road leads past a telephone pole into a valley full of small buildings and greenery, set against dark blue mountains.
In 1918, Dasburg traveled to Taos at the invitation of Mabel Dodge Luhan. He returned in 1919, and by 1922 was spending most of the year there. The painting’s title reveals its location: the street in front of the home of Burt and Elizabeth Harwood, now the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico.
Estate of the Artist;
[Gallery A, Taos, NM];
Private Collection, Denver, CO;
[Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM];
Probably: San Antonio, Texas. Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute. Andrew Dasburg: 1887-1979. January 1-February 15, 1980.
Tulsa. Philbrook Museum of Art. From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection (February 8-May 3, 2015); Phoenix. Phoenix Art Museum (June 5-September 6, 2015); Santa Fe. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (September 25, 2015-January 10, 2016).
Corpus Christi. The Art Museum of South Texas. Masterpieces of American Modernism from the Vilcek Collection of American Art. September 13, 2018-January 6, 2019.
Taos. Harwood Museum of Art. The Centennial Exhibition. June 3, 2023-January 28, 2024.
Witt, David. Modernists in Taos From Dasburg to Martin. Santa Fe: Red Crane Books, 2002, p. 44, 54, ill. p. 54, pl. 20.
David Cook Fine Art advertisement. American Art Review 15, no. 4 (July/August 2003) p. 16, ill.
Agee, William C. and Lewis Kachur. Masterpieces of American Modernism: From the Vilcek Collection. London: Merrell, 2013, pp. 29, 148-149, 236, 263, ill. p. 149.
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