Ovals In The Sunset (Composition With White Ovals)

Ovals In The Sunset (Composition With White Ovals)

1952
Type: Painting / Oil on gesso on composition board

Originally named Composition with White Oval, this work was exhibited at the 1952 Whitney Annual where it received critical praise from Ralph M. Pearson, who observed that Slobodkina had “gained top-level distinction in this showing” (Ralph M. Pearson, “A Modern View. The Whitney Annual,” The Art Digest 27, (December 15, 1952): 28. Slobodkina showed in a total of six Whitney Annuals: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1958). Following the show, director Hermon More purchased the painting for the Whitney for $450.

In Exhibit:

Dimensions: H: 34.5  W: 20.75   

Exhibition History:

Whitney Annual, 1952; “Esphyr Slobodkina: An Introspective,” Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, February 16-March 18, 1984; Tufts show, 1992; “A Year from the Collection: Circa 1952”, Whitney Musem of American Art Feb. 12-April 17, 1994

Catalog #: SF_0768