White Moon
Artwork: White Moon
Size: 127 x 96.5 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1957
Marks: Signed and dated 'Milton Avery 1957' (lower right)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Milton Avery Trust, New York; Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale; Private collection, California, 1999; Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale; Private collection, Illinois, 2003; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago and New York; Acquired by the present owner from the previous, 2009
Exhibition history: New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Milton Avery, February-March 1960, p. 26, no. 26 (illustrated); Woodstock Artists Association, Milton Avery Memorial Exhibition, September 1965, no. 6; Washington, D.C., Esther Stuttman Gallery, Milton Avery, April-May 1966; Birmingham Museum of Art, Milton Avery, October-November 1968, no. 6 (illustrated); Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts; New York, Brooklyn Museum; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Milton Avery, December 1969-May 1970, no. 87 (illustrated); Keene, Louise E. Thorne Memorial Art Gallery, Keene State College; Manchester, Currier Gallery of Art; Williamstown, Williams College Museum of Art, The Sea by Milton Avery, September-October 1971, no. 20; Boca Raton Center for the Arts, Milton Avery: Major Works, January 1982; Corpus Christi, Firebird Gallery, Avery at the Sea, June-July 1983; New York, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Inc., Milton Avery: Seascapes, January 1987, n.p. (illustrated); Miami, Center for the Fine Arts, Milton Avery: A Singular Vision, February-April 1988, pp. 12 and 41, no. 26 (illustrated in color); New York, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Inc., Milton Avery: Sun and Moon Paintings, January-February 1992; New York, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Milton Avery: Pictures Never Shown, March-April 1996; Scottsdale and Sante Fe, Riva Yares Gallery, Milton Avery: Major Paintings 1929-1962, March-July 1999, p. 32 (illustrated); Milwaukee Art Museum; West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, Milton Avery: The Late Paintings, November 2001-May 2002, pp. 11, 77 and 104, pl. 32 (illustrated in color); Amagansett, Karma, Before Midnight, August 2016

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-05-15
Lot Number: 51B
Low Estimate: $2000000 [+19%]
High Estimate: $3000000 [-19%]
Hammer Price: $2400000
Sold For: $2895000