Live Auction

Fall 2023 Modern Art + Design

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 41

John Altoon, Sketchbook

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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$1,000 $100
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$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000

JOHN ALTOON (American, 1925-1969)
Sketchbook, ca. 1950
Ink, watercolor, and pencil on papers, approximately 135 pages.

Overall: 9" H x 11.5" W

Provenance: From the estate of Donald Brewer, past director of the La Jolla Art Museum and friend/roommate of John Altoon

This work has been authenticated Kohn Gallery and Babs Lunine Altoon and includes a certificate of authenticity opinion from Kohn Gallery.


Good vintage condition. Book's exterior with pen/pencil marks and softening around the edges. The first page is ripped or cut. Some occasional bending to pages but most are in very good condition. 

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