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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 154

Carroll Cloar Painting, Post Office Cafe, 1975

Estimate: $14,000 - $16,000
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Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993), "Post Office Cafe", 1975, acrylic on board painting, depicting a man wearing overalls seated on a bench and holding a baby in his arms on the porch of a rural building. The building's sign, "Post Office Cafe", appears nearly overtaken by climbing roses and foliage, rendered in Cloar's signature pointillist brushstrokes, with a flat dirt road and pasture visible in the background under a partly cloudy blue sky. Signed lower right. Additionally signed, titled, and dated (May, 1975) with Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, label en verso. Board - 16" x 12". Frame - 21" x 17". Note: this painting is listed as #474 in the Catalog Raisonne of Cloar's paintings in the book HOSTILE BUTTERFLIES (Memphis State University Press, 1977).


Excellent condition.

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Private Memphis, Tennessee estate, ex-Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis.