Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 199

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

Bert G. Phillips
The Song of the Flute
Oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches
FRAMED/BASE: 27 x 31 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 60,000 - $ 90,000
Signed lower right
Signed and titled verso
Sold For: $ 64,350
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

The Song of the Flute finds Taos Founder Bert Phillips in a pastoral mood. Taos was the equivalent of the mythical Greek land of Arcadia to Phillips; the native flutes were his pipes of Pan. Even the drapery on the figures–the flowing over-the-shoulder yellow dress on the woman and the billowing white robe on the man echo classical statuary. The sound of water in counterpoint with the music of the flute binds these people in this moment, with their surroundings. Look, for instance, at the way the woman listens and imagine how her hand feels against the cool earthenware water jar.

Condition Report

In excellent condition. No apparent evidence of inpaint under UV light. No problems to note.
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