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Untitled (Geometric Abstraction)- - 1939, Encaustic.

Signed and dated, lower left. Estate stamped, verso.

Image size 12 3/8 x 9 inches (314 x 229 mm).

A fine, modernist abstraction, with fresh colors, on fibrous buff wove paper, the image extending to the sheet edges, in excellent condition.

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, dates back to ancient Greece. Traditionally colored pigments were added were to heated beeswax, the oldest known pigment binder, to create the paint medium. Since heat is not absolutely necessary for this medium, encaustic has come to mean any painting method in which pigment is mixed with beeswax.The encaustic medium, similar in appearance to oil painting, can be applied to any number of surfaces from paper to stone. It allows for a great variety of texture and has the advantage of not yellowing, of weathering well, and of being unaffected by moisture. The final surface may be polished with a soft cloth to create a luminous sheen.

$7500.


Untitled (Beach Forms)- - 1950, Lithograph.

Edition not stated. Signed and dated in the stone, lower right. Inscribed To Eleanor, from E.J.B. with fond good wishes in pencil.

Image size 7 15/16 x 8 11/16 inches (202 x 221 mm); sheet size 13 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches (333 x 438 mm).

A fine impression, with full margins (2 1/4 to 4 1/4 inches) on buff wove paper, in excellent condition.

Printed by Lynton Kistler, with his blind stamp in the lower left margin.

SOLD


The Harbor- - c. 1950, Lithograph.

Edition small. Signed, annotated TAOS, and numbered No 15 in pencil. Initialed B in the stone, lower right.

Image size 12 x 13 3/8 inches (305 x 340 mm); sheet size 15 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches (400 x 445 mm).

A fine, richly inked impression, with full margins (1 3/4 to 2 1/8 inches) on off-white wove paper, in excellent condition.

Printed by Lynton Kistler, with his blind stamp in the lower left margin.

$1400.

Harbor, Abstraction, Mid-Century Modernism

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