American & Modern Art

February 2227, 2020
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LOT 40

Lot 40

Carol Wald (1935-2000)

Carol Wald (1935-2000)
Lot 40 Details
Carol Wald (1935-2000), American


Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1964 lower left

40 x 50 in — 101.6 x 127 cm

Estimate $1,200-$1,800

Realised: $2,700
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Carol Wald (1935-2000)
  • Carol Wald (1935-2000)
  • Carol Wald (1935-2000)

Private Collection, Ontario;
Sold Gardner Galleries, London, ON, June 24, 2019, Lot 5673;
Private Collection, Canada


Wald studied at Detroit’s Cass Tech, Society of Arts and Crafts, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art prior to leaving for New York in 1971. She was a noted New York illustrator whose paintings and collages have appeared in the New York Times and Fortune magazines, as well as on the covers of Business Week and Saturday Review.

In 1960, the Detroit Institute of Arts purchased one of her paintings, "Children On Stilts". In 1963, she studied under Ben Shahn. In 1964, the year this lot was painted, Wald was given a ten-year retrospective exhibition at the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan.

Waddington’s realized a world record price of $3250.00 for Wald’s canvas "Night Train, 1994" on 28 February 2019, Lot 74.


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LOT 40

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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