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Gertrude Abercrombie dinosaur scene sets record at Hindman

 Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘The Dinosaur,’ $387,500


Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘The Dinosaur,’ $387,500

CHICAGO – An extraordinary surreal Gertrude Abercrombie painting set a new world auction record for the artist at Hindman Auctions on February 17 when it sold for $387,500. The 1964 oil on panel, entitled The Dinosaur, was the highlight of Hindman’s Somewhere Out There auction, which featured incredible one-of-a-kind artworks from the more “out there” regions of the imagination. Led by the Abercrombie piece, the auction achieved a total of $970,656, nearly tripling its presale estimate.

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DIA acquires painting by Danish Surrealist Rita Kernn-Larsen

Rita Kernn-Larsen, ‘And Life Anew … ,” 1940, recently acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts

Rita Kernn-Larsen, ‘And Life Anew … ,” 1940, recently acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts

DETROIT  – The Detroit Institute of Arts’ board of directors has approved the purchase of a work by Danish artist Rita Kernn-Larsen (1904-1998), furthering the museum’s goal of increasing the number of works by women artists in the collection. This will be the first work by the artist—and the first Surrealist painting by a woman—to enter the museum’s collection. It will also be one of the only paintings by Kernn-Larsen in an American museum collection.

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