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Lot 0641
Portrait of Diana II (Pink Dress), 1973
Oil on panel
Initialed and dated
83 1/4" x 47 1/4"
Exhibition: Funk, Fetishism and Fantasy: A Collection of Works from the Allan Stone Gallery, Isabelle Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich Library, January 1 - February 2, 1974 Seventy-First American Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, June 15 - August 11, 1974 (p. 7, no. 3)
Trends in Contemporary Realist Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, November 1, 1974 -January 1, 1975 (ext. to February)
Figure as Form: American Painting 1930-1975, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersberg
Center for the Arts, Tampa
Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Inc., Columbus, November 25, 1975 - April 4, 1976
Three Bravura Painters of the Human Figure: Beckman, Denby, Valerio, Anderson Gallery, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, September 1 - October 1, 1979
Painting on the Edge: The Art of William Beckman, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, August 2 - October 22, 2002 (illustrated p. 22, no. 12)
Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue, Allan Stone Projects, New York, February 25 - April 23, 2016
Grand Salon: The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone, Allan Stone Projects, New York, September 13 -November 10, 2018
Provenance: The artist
Allan Stone Gallery, New York


The painting is in excellent condition. Signed (with initials) and dated on the front lower left. It appears that the artist reworked the floorboards where they meet the kick board (helping to create the illusion of old wood) - this is likely intentional and original. There is a very small area on the outside frame of the window that fluoresces under black light (30” down from the top and 14” in from the right). There are numerous labels on verso where the work is also signed and titled. The framed dimensions are 88 1/4” x 51 7/8”.Condition reports are rendered as specialist opinion by the staff of the Auction House and/or independent consultants and not as statements of fact. We do not guarantee the content of written or verbal condition reports. The absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with the lot. Please call us at (609) 397-9374 or e-mail info@ragoarts.com with any questions about this lot at least 24 hours prior to auction.

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William Beckman (American, b. 1942)

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000May 04