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Image of the Day, March 23, 2012

“Though a living cannot be made at art, art makes life worth living. It makes living, living. It makes starving, living. It makes worry, it makes trouble, it makes a life that would be barren of everything — living. It brings life to life.” — John Sloan

John Sloan is well known as a member of “The Eight” and for his paintings of gritty urban scenes -- often narratives of city life in New York City during the early part of the 20th century. Like many artists, he travelled west to Santa Fe in 1919. He bought a home and studio and returned every summer for four months until 1950, one year prior to his death.

John Sloan (1871-1951), Still Life, Hat on Chair, 1932, oil on cardboard, 21 x 18 in. Credit: Sothebys.comHis painting Still Life, Hat on Chair, 1932 will be sold at Sotheby’s American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Auction, New York, 05 April, 2012 at 10:00.

The low estimate is $15,000., and the high estimate is $20,000.

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