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Items for Auction by Conner, Bruce

Bruce Conner Birth oil on canvas

Lot# 204

(American, 1993 - 2008)
oil on canvas,
overall/unframed: 32 x 28 inches,
signed, dated Oct. 16 1958, and titled on top stretcher bar verso,
Provenance: Purchased directly from artist in 1958. The owner met Bruce Conner and his wife Jean in 1957 at the Designer Gallery on Union Street in San Francisco, CA and became friends. In 1958, after Birth, had shown at the Batman Gallery and Designers Gallery, the current owner, Conner and one of the owners of the Designers Gallery were all hanging out at the Gallery owners home. The painting was at the home, and the current owner looked at it and said she liked it. Conner replied to her statement, you should buy it. So she did. It has been in the current owners personal collection, Bay Area, CA since that night in 1958.

Estimate: $25000 - $35000