Franz Josef Kline (American, 1910-1962)
Buffoon, 1930; Oil on canvasboard (framed); Signed; 15 7/8" x 11 3/4"; Exhibition: Franz Kline: Lost Murals, New York, Baruch College Gallery, New York, November - December 1989; Andover Alumni Collectors, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, April 29-July 31, 1995; Franz Kline: Architecture and Atmosphere, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, October 28, 1997-January 17,1998; Franz Kline: 1910-1962, astello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino, Italy, October 20, 2004-January 30, 2005; Literature: Ashton, Dore, et al. Franz Kline 1910-1962, Turin: Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Skira, 2004 (illustrated. p. 139); Provenance: Scherer Fine Paintings, Mount Vernon, New York; Allan Stone Collection, New York
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
The work of art is in very good condition. Signed lower right recto. Surface is clean and painting is stable. Hairline cracks upper half (mostly in the background). No apparent losses. Painting does not fluoresce under blacklight.