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George Gershwin--'Rhapsody In Blue,' Part I by 
																	Arthur Dove

Arthur Dove

( American, 1880 - 1946 )

George Gershwin--'Rhapsody In Blue,' Part I




oil and metallic paint on aluminum with clock spring


10.51 in. (26.70 cm.) (height) by 8.74 in. (22.20 cm.) (width)


inscribed with title (on the reverse)


New York, The Intimate Gallery, Arthur G. Dove Paintings, December 12, 1927-January 1928, no. 2 (as Rhapsody in Blue, Part I--Gershwin). New York, The Downtown Gallery, Collages: Dove, November 1-26, 1955, no. 15. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Washington, D.C., Phillips Memorial Art Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts; San Antonio, Texas, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute; Los Angeles, California, Art Galleries of the University of California; LaJolla, California, LaJolla Art Center; San Francisco, California, San Francisco Museum of Art, Arthur G. Dove, September 30, 1958-September 30, 1959, pp. 54-55, illustrated. Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Edith Gregor Halpert Collection, January 16-February 28, 1960, n.p., no. 18, illustrated. Washington, D.C., Washington Gallery of Modern Art; Hartford, Connecticut, Wadsworth Atheneum, 20th Century-American Painting and Sculpture, September 17-December 6, 1965. College Park, Maryland, University of Maryland Art Gallery, J. Millard Tawes Fine Arts Center, Arthur Dove: The Years of Collage, March 13-April 19, 1967, pp. 19-20, 40, no. 21, illustrated. Storrs, Connecticut, University of Connecticut Museum of Art, Edith Halpert and the Downtown Gallery, May 25-September 1, 1968, n.p., no. 5, illustrated. New York, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, Inc., Arthur G. Dove: Collages, December 22, 1970-January 23, 1971 (as George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Part I). New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, Inc., Paris/New York, 1910-1930s: The Influences of Paris on New York and American Artists in the 20th Century, June-August 1977, no. 29. New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Arthur Dove, November 24, 1975-January 18, 1976, p. 66, illustrated. New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., The Eye of Stieglitz, October 7-November 2, 1978, p. 25, no. 20, illustrated. Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Collage: American Masters of the Medium, May 6-June 24, 1979, n.p., no. 15. New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, Inc., 20th Century American Painting and Sculpture, April 20-June 1, 1980. Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Atlanta, Georgia, High Museum of Art; Kansas City, Missouri, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts; Houston, Texas, Museum of Fine Arts; Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Museum of Art; Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, New Milwaukee Art Center, Arthur Dove and Duncan Phillips: Artist and Patron, June 13, 1981-November 14, 1982, p. 85, no. 19, illustrated. Berlin, Germany, Martin-Gropious-Bau, Amerikanische Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert: Maleri und Plastik, 1913-1993, May 8-July 25, 1993, n.p., pl. 34, illustrated (as George Gershwin-'Rhapsody in Blue,' Tiel I).


E. A. Jewell, 'Arthur Dove's New Work,' The New York Times, December 18, 1927, p. 12. E. Watkins, 'Collage Show Brings It All Together,' The Sunday Star-Ledger, April 22, 1979, p. 12. A.A. Davidson, Early Modernist Painting, 1910-1935, New York, 1981, pp. 51-52, fig. 27, illustrated. A. Klaric, Arthur G. Dove’s Abstract Style of 1912: Dimensions of the Decorative and Bergsonian Realities, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1984, pp. 55-56, 430, fig. 40, illustrated. A.L. Morgan, Arthur Dove: Life and Work, With a Catalogue Raisonné, Newark, Delaware, 1984, p. 153, no. 27.2, illustrated. J. Zilczer, 'Synaesthesia and Popular Culture: Arthur Dove, George Gershwin, and the 'Rhapsody in Blue,'' Art Journal, vol. 44, no. 4, Winter 1984, pp. 361-66, illustrated. J. Zilczer, ''Color Music': Synaesthesia and Nineteenth-Century Sources for Abstract Art,' Artibus et Historiae, vol. 8, no. 16, 1987, pp. 111, 113, fig. 14, illustrated. D.M. Cassidy, 'Arthur Dove’s Music Paintings of the Jazz Age,' The American Art Journal, vol. 20, no. 1, 1988, pp. 7, 13-14, 16, fig. 9, illustrated A.L. Morgan, ed., Dear Stieglitz, Dear Dove, Newark, Delaware, 1988, pp. 128-29, illustrated. A. Berman, 'The Quiet Man of American Modernism,' Smithsonian, vol. 28, no. 8. D. Cassidy, Painting the Musical City: Jazz and Cultural Identity in American Art, Washington, D.C., 1997, xii, 6, 81, 85-86, fig. 55, illustrated. W. Corn, The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1913-1935, Berkeley, California, 1999, pp. 30, 415, fig. 14, illustrated. H. Cooper, 'Arthur Dove Paints a Record,' Source Notes in the History of Art, vol. 24, no. 2, Winter 2005, p. 70. B.L. Leach, Looking and Listening: Conversations between Modern Art and Music, Lanham, Maryland, 2015, pp. 21-23, fig. 2.1, illustrated. R.Z. DeLue, Arthur Dove: Always Connect, Chicago, Illinois, 2016, pp. 148-49, 158, 161-64, 193, 196, 220, fig. 100, illustrated. J. Zilczer, 'From Modern to Postmodern in Visual Music,' The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art, Oxford, England, 2016, p. 22. W.C. Agee, et al., The Scharf Collection: A History Revealed, New York, 2018, pp. 59, 115-16, 119-20, 176, illustrated.


The Downtown Gallery, New York. The Edith Gregor Halpert Collection, New York. Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 20th Century American Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors and Sculpture: The Edith Gregor Halpert Collection (The Downtown Gallery), 14 March 1973, lot 39, sold by the above. William Young, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, acquired from the above. [With]Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York. Andrew Crispo Gallery, Inc., New York, acquired from the above, 1978. Sotheby's, New York, 3 December 1997, lot 36, sold by the above. Acquired by the present owner from the above.



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