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Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors — 7th Avenue Style

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Stuart Davis’s Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors—7th Avenue Style captures the heady, sensory experience of the modern city. One of the undisputed masterpieces of twentieth-century American painting, the image is the visual equivalent of the syncopated rhythms of jazz, an art form also...

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Inscription

Upper right: Stuart Davis; Reverse: HOT STILL-SCAPE for 6 COLORS-7 AVE. STYLE/STUART DAVIS-NEW YORK AUG. 1940

Provenance

1940, the artist; by 1943, with Downtown Gallery, New York. 1943, Mr. and Mrs. Jan deGraaff, Portland, Oregon. By 1952, Downtown Gallery; by 1957, Edith Gregor Halpert, New York; March 14-15, 1973, Highly Important 19th and 20th Century American Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors and Sculpture: From the Estate of the Late Edith Gregor Halpert (The Downtown Gallery), Sotheby Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 41. By 1977, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Steinberg, Hewlett Bay Park, New York; 1983, consigned by Mr. and Mrs. Steinberg to the A.C.A. Gallery, New York; 1983, sold by the A.C.A. Gallery to the MFA and the William H. Lane Foundation. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

Credit Line

Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation and the M. and M. Karolik Collection, by exchange

Copyright

© VAGA, New York, NY

1940

Dimensions

91.44 x 113.98 cm (36 x 44 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.120

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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