American & Modern Art

February 22 - 27, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 68
Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)
  • Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)
  • Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)
  • Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)
  • Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)

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Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983), Austrian/Canadian

THE SOURCE OF WONDER, VERSION 2, MAY 17, 1975

Pen and ink drawing on Crescent Medium Weight Cardboard Company Illustration Board; signed, titled, dated May 17, 1975 and inscribed "at Saigon fall; on April 29, 1975" with inscription: "There are Tears on the drawing for the wasted ..." and further copiously inscribed with poetry by Goethe, Rilke, Nietzche, and Kraus in pen and ink verso
Sheet 30 x 30 in — 76.2 x 76.2 cm

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $120
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Born in Vienna, Austria, Levinsohn immigrated to Canada in 1964. She specialized in drawings and printmaking. This drawing and the previous Lot 67 are extremely detailed compositions executed entirely with miniscule dashes of black inked lines.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto direct from the artist, friends of the artist