The Art of Virginia Strom Precourt 

110.

Auction Queen

1958

Pastel-leaf

32" X 49"

Reserved

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For decades, the fiercely determined “Auction Queen” was the centerpiece of a Boston-area family’s private collection. It captures the tense anxiety of an outdoor Maine sale in process, with this potential bidder shaded from the afternoon soon by a colorful Chinese paper parasol. The piece from the late ’50s was one of Virginia Strom Precourt’s early experiments with pastel leaf.

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