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The May 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, May 19, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1004

Zoltan Sepeshy (Hungarian/American, 1898-1974) Gouache And Oil On Masonite, Ca. 1940, Why Be Afraid?, H 15'' W 17.32''

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000

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Signed lower right, titled and medium annotated verso. Frame Measurements H 20.25" W 22.75 (original frame from Midtown Gallery). Provenance: The artist; given as a gift to Dorothy Ellen Booth (Daughter of Warren Scripps Booth and Alice Sedgwick Newcomb. Warren was the son of George G. Booth and Ellen Booth) in celebration of her marriage to Horace Caulkins Ford in the early 1950s. Dorothy, her three sisters and brother were raised on the Cranbrook Campus, and she attended Kingswood School for Girls. The painting was then given to the present owner, Dorothy's daughter in 1995, and has been a cherished part of her collection in Salt Lake City, UT. Quote from the present owner: "My mother gave it to me when I became a single mom to my baby son 28 years ago. The gift of this work gave me courage and inspiration. The mother fearlessly floating above the frightened town with her son on her knee, both of them fully and fearlessly engaged with the frightening scene, has always given me what Iíve needed to conquer my fears. "


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