Raeburn Van Buren (1891-1987) Original Story Illustration (1925-1930?). This offering is a color work by Van Buren that came to our consignor as part of a group of pieces, all of which were purportedly executed between 1925 and 1930. What is remarkable about this image is its depiction of the beatnik artist and a hippie-type girl, which would have had to have been drawn several decades before their time. Rendered in mixed media on heavy paper, it measures 17 x 13 and is signed lower left. Should the successful bidder be fortunate enough to locate a copy of this image published prior to the 1950s, he or she will have discovered a unique and prescient piece of art history. But regardless of the date of execution, it is clearly a desirable and well-rendered painting by this important illustrator. Provenance: This painting was acquired, along with many of the other works by Van Buren in this auction, directly from the artist's estate.

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    March, 2003
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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