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Arthur Dove
Yours Truly

1927

About the Item

Yours Truly is a work of 1927, a fertile year for Dove, capped by a solo exhibit at Stieglitz’s “The Intimate Gallery,” which included this picture. From 1924 through 1930, Dove produced a notable series of collages, interspersed with drawings, pastels, and oil paintings on a variety of supports. In 1927, the same year that Dove painted Yours Truly, he found inspiration in American popular music, often referring in his titles to works by George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. Yours Truly was the title of a Broadway musical that opened at the Shubert Theater on January 25, 1927. Gene Buck, the producer, had collaborated with Raymond Hubbell, the composer, on the Ziegfield Follies shows of 1923, 1924, and 1925. The production, which contained the title song, “Yours Truly,” ran for 127 performances, closing on May 14, 1927. Given the context of Dove paintings in 1927 inspired by popular music, there is little doubt that the title of Dove’s painting refers to this Broadway musical and would have been familiar to a contemporary audience.
  • Creator:
    Arthur Dove (1880-1946, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1927
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 16.5 in (41.91 cm)Width: 21.5 in (54.61 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: APG 89751stDibs: LU2313716222
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