A Look Inside the Catalogue
Lot 102: David Hammons, Untitled (Body Print Collage), pigment, ink and paper collage, 1976. Sold for $389,000.
A strong selection of works in the sale from the 1960s and ‘70s, featured both long-time favorites as well as newcomers to the market. The highlights were three early works by David Hammons, most notably a large 1976 double body print of a nude couple with paper collage—a fantastic example from this influential period. Hammons, alongside John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy and Timothy Washington, was one of the assemblage artists working in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. Each of these artists is represented in the sale by works from this period.
Right, Lot 101: David Hammons, Untitled (Body Print), color pigments and graphite, circa 1975-77.
Sold for $161,000.
Lot 58: Walter Williams, Untitled (Boy on a Porch), oil on masonite, circa 1965. Sold for $93,750.
Lot 1: Robert S. Duncanson, Untitled (River Landscape), oil on canvas, 1863. Sold for $62,500.
Further significant works featured an unusually large oil painting by Walter Williams—as well as a rediscovered colorful 1968 diptych by Alvin D. Loving, Jr. Also available are scarce paintings by Sam Gilliam and Haywood Rivers; several excellent abstract works on paper by Norman Lewis and Sam Middleton; and a selection of watercolors by Alma Thomas from a private collection.
Left, Lot 99: Timothy Washington, Raw Truth, engraving on aluminum with assemblage and hand coloring, 1970.
Sold for $22,500.
Lot 169: Hughie Lee-Smith, Silhouette, oil on linen canvas, 1995. Sold for $106,250.
Lot 78: Alma Thomas, Untitled (Orange and Burgundy Composition), watercolor and ink, 1967. Sold for $18,750.
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