American & Modern Art

February 2227, 2020
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LOT 68

Lot 68

Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)

Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)
Lot 68 Details
Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983), Austrian/Canadian


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 ?

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Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)
  • Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)
  • Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)
  • Lisl Levinsohn (1924-1983)

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


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.


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LOT 68

About Condition Ratings

  • 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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