Jun 04, 2020 - Sale 2535

Sale 2535 - Lot 70

Price Realized: $ 4,940
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

Oil on cotton canvas, 1968. 1270x987 mm; 50x38 7/8 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto. Signed and dated in oil and in pencil, verso.

Provenance: Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, with the label on the frame back; private collection, Los Angeles.

Exhibited: Los Angeles 1972: A Panorma of Black Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 8 - March 19, 1972; Art of Black Americans '73, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, March 31 - April 29, 1973.

Knowledge-Evil-Wisdom was exhibited in the significant LACMA exhibition A Panorama of Black Artists which included African-American artists in the Los Angeles area such as Marion Epting, David Hammons, Yvonne Cole Meo, William E. Pajaud, Betye Saar, and Noah Purifoy.