Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975)
Discussion
1969. Edition of 250. Pencil signed 'Benton' bottom right, lithograph on paper
Image size: 9 7/8 x 12 in. (25.1 x 30.5cm)
Sheet size: 13 x 17 7/8 in. (33 x 45.4cm)
Published by Associated American Artists, New York.
[Fath 82]
provenance:
Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
NOTE:
According to the artist, "the drawing from which this litho [sic] was made represents a discussion between a union recruiter and a negro worker. The Union boss sits in the background looking on." The present lithograph is based on a painting, also titled Discussion, which Thomas Hart Benton completed in 1967 and which is now in the collection of John W. Callison in Kansas City, Missouri.

Estimate $1,500-2,500

Sold for $3,375 (buyer's premium included)