In this Cubist still life, Dasburg depicts an upturned tabletop upon which a bowl of fruit—grapes, pear, apples, lemon—rests on an artist’s portfolio. Sheaves of white paper fan out from the top of the folio, balanced by a white form that floats, almost cloud-like, in the lower right. The scene is composed of planes of color, pattern, and texture.
Gustaf Hellstrom, Woodstock, NY;
By descent to Louise (Shoonmaker) Hellstrom, Woodstock, NY;
Irvington Bar, Woodstock, NY;
Descended in family to Private Collection, Woodstock, NY;
Private Collection, NY;
[Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM];
Tulsa. Philbrook Museum of Art. American Galleries. June 2014-December 2014.
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