The soft sketchiness of this work illuminates the early formulation of Synchromist ideas about color as the basis of form and content. The spheres of color just barely coalesce into the suggestion of fruits displayed on an upturned table, draped in fabric that reads as of waves of color.
Morgan Russell and Stanton Macdonald-Wright founded Synchromism (which means “with color”), a movement in which color becomes an independent expressive and formal element, in 1912 and held their first exhibitions in Munich and Paris the following year.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Joyce, Dallas, TX;
[Salander O’Reilly Galleries, Ne York, NY];
Private Collection, Woodbury, NY;
[Sotheby’s New York, December 1, 1994, lot 89];
[Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY];
Oak Brook Bank Collection;
[Christie’s New York, Novebmer 29, 2000, lot 141];
Private Collection, Texas;
[The Owings Gallery, Santa Fe, NM];
Dallas. The Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art. American Genius in Review, May 10-June 19, 1960, no. 32.
New York. Hollis Taggart Galleries. The Color of Modernism: The American Fauves, April 29-July 26, 1997
Private Collection. Sotheby’s New York. American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture. December 1, 1994, lot 89.
Property from the Collection of Oak Brook Bank. Christie’s New York. Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture. November 29, 2000, lot 141.