Lot 29
American (1913-1993)
Futbolista (1952)

tempera on paper board


sheet: 20 x 25 3/4 inches


signed lower left

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Price Realized: $43,520
Includes buyer's premium

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Frame Information

frame dimensions: 30 x 35 3/4 x 1 inches, wood frame with glazing


From the Collection of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


overall very good condition, with minor abrasions to sky gentle frame abrasions and wear to edges, including minor dent to lower right corner, and very minor abrasion near lower center

Carroll Cloar

American 1913-1993

Carroll Cloar was an important American artist known for his unique style and subject matter. Cloar's work often depicted scenes and characters from his native South, particularly rural Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee. His paintings captured the essence of Southern life, folklore, and culture, contributing to the regionalist movement in American art.  His paintings often tell stories or evoke narratives through their imagery. He had a knack for imbuing his works with a sense of nostalgia, mystery, and melancholy, inviting viewers to interpret and engage with the scenes he portrayed. Cloar's style was characterized by bold colors, strong compositions, and a blend of realism and folk art influences. He often incorporated elements of surrealism and symbolism into his paintings, creating dreamlike and emotionally resonant works. Throughout his career, Cloar received numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Purchase Award. His work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries across the United States, and he is considered a significant figure in 20th-century American art.

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Proceeds from this sale will directly benefit The Society of MSK, which was founded in 1946 by a group of forward-thinking women dedicated to enhancing the hospital environment and level of patient support that have always been the hallmarks of MSK. Today, the Society has evolved into a full partner of MSK as an internationally renowned organization involved in both policy and fundraising in support of research, patient care programs and education. 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest and largest private cancer center, providing comprehensive care to patients from all walks of life. Renowned for its cutting-edge research, innovative treatments, and compassionate approach to care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is dedicated to making progress against cancer and improving outcomes for patients worldwide.