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Mid-Century painting by Phillip Callahan of an abstracted figure. 16" x 20". /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////(From Invaluable.com):" A listed American artist, Callahan's bold abstract style earned him a place in exhibitions throughout New York, including the Museum of Modern Art, as well as multiple citations from the New York Art Critics' Society".///////////////////////////////Provenance: From the now closed restoration studio of Orrin Riley and Suzanne Schnitzer.Orrin Riley was a world famous art restorer, who founded the conservation department at the Guggenheim Museum and ran it for 20 years.After leaving the Guggenheim, he opened a restoration business in the West 30's in NYC, and ran it until his death in 1986.Riley's girlfriend and business partner, Susanne Schnitzer, continued the studio until her untimely death from an automobile accident in 2007.From 2007 to 2017 the executors worked with the Attorney General for the State of New York, clearing title for all the works in the restoration business, so they could be sold.David Killen Gallery purchased the contents of the restoration studio, some 200 works of art, that were left behind that could not find owners.David Killen Gallery will be selling the 200 works over the next few years and they range from minor works of art to important pieces.

Condition

Good condition overall.

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Mid-Century painting by Phillip Callahan

Estimate $200 - $300May 12
New York, NY, USA