Modern and Contemporary Art /09 November 2003


Georges Schreiber (1904-1977)

Ostrich egg
c. 1946
painted ostrich egg
6½ w × 10 h in (17 × 25 cm)

A wonderful, historical object, painted by Georges Schreiber, the egg is a tribute to the Associated American Artist's Gallery and depicts many of its members: Schreiber himself, in a painting being carried by Reeves Lewenthal, who was the owner and director of the gallery, Aaron Bohrod is shown with one of his fabric designs, Marion Greenwood (as a fantasy woman), and George Grosz (with rats and bats) amongst others. Signature to bottom.

provenance: Aaron Bohrod Private collection, North Carolina

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,242

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