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Untitled #271, 1939-1945
Werner Drewes

Oil on canvas, Image H: 20 in, Image W: 30 in, Frame H: 21.25 in, Frame W: 31.125 in
Gift of Jerry Leiber, 1984  84.487
Not On View
Alternate Title: Static Formation on Yellow

Inscriptions:
recto: l.l. yellow paint "Drewes"; l.r. yellow paint "4 - [peace sign] - 5"; verso: u.l. black paint "271 [in a square] / 39 - [peace sign] - 45"; stretcher: u.c. black marker "DREWES"; l.r. black paint "DREWES";

Labels/Stamps:
stretcher: u.l. printed and handwritten label "Nierendorf Gallery / 53 east 57th Street . New York 22 / Artist: Werner Drewes / Title [label torn] 1939 [label torn]"; u.c. printed and typed paper label " Sid Deutsch Gallery / 20 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019 / (212) 765-4722 / Artist: Werner Drewes C114 / Title: Untitled / Date: 1939 Size: 20 x 29 13/16 Mediium: o/c"; l.r. printed and handwritten paper label " Meredith Long / & Company / 2323 San Felipe Road / Houston, Texas 77019 / Artist: Werner Drewes / Title: Static Formation on Yellow, 1939 / Size: 18 x 30 Medium: o/c / Price: $3,000.00 G 17274", Houston, TX, "Static Formation in Yellow" [handwritten]

Provenance: The artist, Reston, Virginia until c. 1974; Martin Diamond Fine Arts, New York, New York, c. 1974-1977; Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas, 1977-1979; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Leiber, New York, New York 1979-1984.
Exhibition History:
"Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s - 50s" Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (February 17 - May 23, 2010); Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (June 26 - September 5, 2010).

Keywords: Abstraction, Painting