Lot 359    

The Unaccountable by Horace Clifford Westermann (American, 1922 - 1981),
2009, Fall Fine and Decorative Art, Oct 2 & 3
1959, mixed media sculpture comprised of painted wood, gold-plated metal, penny and chain. Housed on green painted multi-tiered base, a silhouette of cartoon character Dick Tracy sits atop a globe, emanating spouts and with X's and O's. Attached to a chain is a weight shaped as the Empire State Building, and marked Go Man Go underneath; 27.5 x 11.5 in. at base. Sits on a pine plinth.

Provenance:  
Ex Ferus Gallery, Los Angelus, California
Ex Collection of Betty Asher, California Collector

EXHIBITED

Retrospective
Los Angelus County Museum of Art, 1969

LITERATURE

McCarthy, David. H.C. Westermann at War: art and manhood in Cold War America. 2004. pg. 141.


Condition:  
Excellent condition except for a few nicks to base where hanging building has connected.
Sold: $85,187.50
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