The 2019 Larsen Art Auction will be held in the gallery on Saturday, October 26th beginning at 10:00am MST.

Philip Pearlstein b. 1924 American

Lot 126

Swan, Accordion and Mercury, 1994

Watercolor on paper

60" x 40"

Signed Philip Pearlstein 94, lower left

$20,000 - $30,000

SOLD: $18,000

Provenance:  Private Collection Los Angeles, California acquired from the Riva Yares Gallery 1994


Philip Pearlstein is an influential American painter best known for Modernist Realism nudes and Swan Mercury and Accordion is very indicative of his style.  The point of view of his paintings frequently results in radical cropping of the figure at the edge of the canvas.


Pearlstein's work is in over seventy museum’s collections in the United States, including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art amongst others. The Milwaukee Art Museum honored him with a retrospective exhibition in 1983 and accompanied the exhibition with a monograph on his complete paintings. He recently showed at the Century Association, New York; Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Galerie Haas, Zurich; and Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany.