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      Sale 2442 | Lot 169
      Price Realized: $106,250With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2442 Lot 169

        HUGHIE LEE-SMITH (1915 - 1999)

        Oil on linen canvas, 1995. 1067x1270 mm; 42x50 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

        Provenance: the estate of the artist; thence by descent to the current owner.

        Exhibited: Hughie Lee-Smith: An Overview, The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey, October 15 - November 26, 1995; Hughie Lee-Smith, A Retrospective, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine, July 1 - August 1, 1997 (traveling exhibition); June Kelly Gallery, New York, with the label on the frame back.

        This large and beautiful canvas epitomizes the Surrealism found in Hughie Lee-Smith's late-career painting. Silhouette represents the final period of Lee-Smith's body of work - his enigmatic and isolated figues are now actors on a landscape stage full of intrigue and beauty.

        Estimate $60,000 - 90,000

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $106,250