Artwork: Tower
Size: canvas: 90.2 x 120.7; frame: 96.2 x 127.6 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1954
Marks: Signed and dated lower right; artist's cipher lower left; signed, and dated in red ink to frame verso; inscribed '#6' in red ballpoint pen canvas verso; retains Gallery 609, The Oakland Museum, The Pasadena Art Museum, and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art labels verso
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Elfriede Fischinger, Los Angeles, California; Gordon Shwayder Rosenblum, Lakewood, Colorado (acquired directly from the above, c. 1982); Thence by descent
Exhibition history: Oskar Fischinger, The Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, December 1956-January 1957; 'Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era,' San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, September 3-November 21, 1976; Gallery 609, Denver, May-June 1981; 'Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists 1920-1956,' traveling exhibition, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, October 13-December 16, 1990; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, August 31-October 27, 1991

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Date: 2019-05-19
Lot Number: 239
Low Estimate: $9000 [+33%]
High Estimate: $12000 [+0%]
Hammer Price: $12000
Sold For: $15000