Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 32,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
ALMA W. THOMAS (1891 - 1978)
Untitled (from the Space Series).

Watercolor on cotton batting, circa 1969-72. 457x610 mm; 18 1/4x24 inches. Signed in pencil, lower center.

Provenance: Richard A. Long, Atlanta; thence by descent to his estate.

Alma Thomas began her Space Series of abstract paintings in 1969 inspired by the NASA space program and the televised images of the Apollo missions and moon landings. In 1970, she exhibited both her earth and space paintings at the Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC, and the following year, at the Carl Van Vechten Gallery of Fisk University, Nashville.