Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004


Minna R. Harkavy

table lamps, pair
USA, c. 1938
bronze, mahogany
15 w × 34¾ h in (38 × 88 cm)

Minna R. Harkavy was a sculptor, primarily of modernist figures that expressed her feelings of sympathy for the poor. Harkavy exhibited in major institutions: the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Whitney Museum of American Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; San Francisco Museum of Art; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York. Both lamps are signed in the casting.

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,835

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