Fairfield Porter

American, 1907–1975

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Fairfield Porter was at the forefront of post-war representational painters who struggled for recognition during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Although a realist in subject matter, Porter not only admired and championed the abstract work of …

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View of Islands, 1965
Sold on May 20, 2021
$31,562
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Work on Paper
watercolor on paper
35.9 x 22.2 cm
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$31,562
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May 20, 2021
Bonhams
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signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter 65' (lower right) watercolor on paper 8 3/4 x 14 1/8in (22.2 x 35.9cm) Executed in 1965.
View of Islands, 1965
watercolor on paper
May 20, 2021
Bonhams
$31,562
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Work on Paper
35.9 x 22.2 cm
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May 20, 2021
Bonhams
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$31,562
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signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter 65' (lower right) watercolor on paper 8 3/4 x 14 1/8in (22.2 x 35.9cm) Executed in 1965.
Sixth Avenue I, 1971
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$2,000
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lithograph in colors on Arches paper
71.8 x 54.0 cm
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$2,000
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May 20, 2021
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Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) signed, titled and numbered '22/60 Sixth Avenue I Fairfield Porter' in pencil lithograph in colors on Arches paper Image: 211⁄4 x 281⁄4 in. (54 x 71.8 cm.) Sheet: 235⁄8 x 301⁄2 in. (60 x 77.5 cm.) Executed in 1971. This work is number 22 from the edition of 60 (there were also ten artist's proofs). Co-published by Brooke Alexander Editions, Inc. and M. Knoedler and Company, Inc., New York.
Sixth Avenue I, 1971
lithograph in colors on Arches paper
May 20, 2021
Christie's
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71.8 x 54.0 cm
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May 20, 2021
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$2,000
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Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) signed, titled and numbered '22/60 Sixth Avenue I Fairfield Porter' in pencil lithograph in colors on Arches paper Image: 211⁄4 x 281⁄4 in. (54 x 71.8 cm.) Sheet: 235⁄8 x 301⁄2 in. (60 x 77.5 cm.) Executed in 1971. This work is number 22 from the edition of 60 (there were also ten artist's proofs). Co-published by Brooke Alexander Editions, Inc. and M. Knoedler and Company, Inc., New York.
Yawl in the Channel, 1974
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$725,312
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Painting
oil on canvas
94.0 x 55.9 cm
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$725,312
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May 20, 2021
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signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter 74-5' (lower center) and inscribed with title and dated and signed again (on the turnover edge) oil on canvas 22 x 37in (55.9 x 94cm) Painted in 1974-75.
Yawl in the Channel, 1974
oil on canvas
May 20, 2021
Bonhams
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94.0 x 55.9 cm
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May 20, 2021
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$725,312
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signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter 74-5' (lower center) and inscribed with title and dated and signed again (on the turnover edge) oil on canvas 22 x 37in (55.9 x 94cm) Painted in 1974-75.
The Wave, 1972
Sold on May 18, 2021
$118,750
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oil on canvas
48.3 x 30.5 cm
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$118,750
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) signed and dated ‘Fairfield Porter 72’ (upper right)—signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 12 x 19 in. (30.5 x 48.3 cm.) Painted in 1972.
The Wave, 1972
oil on canvas
May 18, 2021
Christie's
$118,750
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48.3 x 30.5 cm
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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$118,750
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Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) signed and dated ‘Fairfield Porter 72’ (upper right)—signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 12 x 19 in. (30.5 x 48.3 cm.) Painted in 1972.
Sixth Avenue I (Ludman 23), 1971
Sold on Apr 15, 2021
$5,292
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Lithograph printed in colors, on Arches wove paper
72.07 x 53.34 cm
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$5,292
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Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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Lithograph printed in colors, 1971, signed in pencil, titled and inscribed 'A.P.', an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 60, on Arches wove paper, printed by Bank Street Atelier, Ltd., co-published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., and M. Knoedler & Company, New York, framed image: 535 by 720 mm 21 by 28 ⅜ in sheet: 603 by 781 mm 23 ¾ by 30 ¾ in framed: 739 by 928 mm 29 by 36 ½ in
Sixth Avenue I (Ludman 23), 1971
Lithograph printed in colors, on Arches wove paper
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
$5,292
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72.07 x 53.34 cm
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Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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$5,292
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Lithograph printed in colors, 1971, signed in pencil, titled and inscribed 'A.P.', an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 60, on Arches wove paper, printed by Bank Street Atelier, Ltd., co-published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., and M. Knoedler & Company, New York, framed image: 535 by 720 mm 21 by 28 ⅜ in sheet: 603 by 781 mm 23 ¾ by 30 ¾ in framed: 739 by 928 mm 29 by 36 ½ in
Still Life, 1959
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
$110,880
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Painting
oil on canvas
55.9 x 81.3 cm
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$110,880
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Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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signed Fairfield Porter and dated 1959 (lower right) oil on canvas 32 by 22 inches (81.3 by 55.9 cm)
Still Life, 1959
oil on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
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55.9 x 81.3 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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$110,880
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signed Fairfield Porter and dated 1959 (lower right) oil on canvas 32 by 22 inches (81.3 by 55.9 cm)
High Tide, 1973
Sold on Oct 28, 2020
$162,500
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oil on board
45.7 x 55.9 cm
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$162,500
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Oct 28, 2020
Christie's
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signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter 73' (lower center)—signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the reverse) oil on board 22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm.) Painted in 1973.
High Tide, 1973
oil on board
Oct 28, 2020
Christie's
$162,500
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45.7 x 55.9 cm
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Oct 28, 2020
Christie's
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$162,500
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signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter 73' (lower center)—signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the reverse) oil on board 22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm.) Painted in 1973.
Ocean I (Second State), 1973
Sold on Jul 30, 2020
$750
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lithograph in black and tan, on British handmade A. Millbourn paper
78.7 x 57.8 cm
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$750
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Jul 30, 2020
Christie's
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lithograph in black and tan, on British handmade A. Millbourn paper, 1973, signed in pencil, numbered 32/40 (there were also four artist's proofs), published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York Sheet: 223⁄4 x 31 in. (578 x 787 mm.)
Ocean I (Second State), 1973
lithograph in black and tan, on British handmade A. Millbourn paper
Jul 30, 2020
Christie's
$750
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78.7 x 57.8 cm
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Jul 30, 2020
Christie's
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$750
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lithograph in black and tan, on British handmade A. Millbourn paper, 1973, signed in pencil, numbered 32/40 (there were also four artist's proofs), published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York Sheet: 223⁄4 x 31 in. (578 x 787 mm.)
HARBOR BEACH, 1968
Sold on Jun 26, 2020
$250,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
81.3 x 71.1 cm
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$250,000
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Jun 26, 2020
Sotheby's
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HARBOR BEACH, 1968
oil on canvas
Jun 26, 2020
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$250,000
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81.3 x 71.1 cm
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Jun 26, 2020
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$250,000
Apple Blossoms II and III, 1974
Sold on Nov 21, 2019
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Two color lithographs
64.1 x 51.4 cm
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Nov 21, 2019
Swann
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Apple Blossoms II and III, 1974
Two color lithographs
Nov 21, 2019
Swann
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64.1 x 51.4 cm
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Nov 21, 2019
Swann
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