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Joe Downing (American, 1925-2007)
5/6/2016 - Modern Art: Live Salesroom Auction
Untitled
oil on canvas
signed l.r.
framed
63 x 50.5 in. (sight)

PROVENANCE
The Humana Corporate Art Collection

Wendell Cherry showed great interest in the work of Joe Dudley Downing, an internationally renowned artist and alumnus from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY, and purchased this work directly from the artist and his family in 1983. 

The lot includes copies of correspondence between Wendell Cherry and Dero Downing, brother of the artist and President Emeritus of WKU at the time of the purchase. 




Condition:  

Very small stain, barely noticeable, above the signature. Darker colored areas which are likely original to the painting, but do stand out visually. Thin scratches to frame, not very noticeable either.

Please contact cleveland@cowans.com for condition inquiries.

Please note that a condition report is only an opinion, given as a courtesy, and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Cowan's Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
Sold: $9,600.00
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