Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 75

Price Realized: $ 22,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
ANN TANKSLEY (1934 - )

Oil and graphite on cotton canvas, 1971. 813x610 mm; 32x24 inches. Signed and dated in graphite, lower right.

Provenance: the Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago.

Ann Tanksley, born in Pittsburgh and now a resident of New York, is a figurative painter and printmaker. A graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Tanksley also studied at the Art Students League, the New School for Social Research and the Printmaking Workshop where she learned monotype. One of her most celebrated works is Images of Zora, a large group of 60 monoprints inspired by the writings of Zora Neal Hurston which she exhibited in 1991. She has received several corporate commissions from the Coors Brewing Company, Pepsi Cola Company, Absolut Vodka, and Colgate-Palmolive. Her work can be found in the collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Hewitt/Bank of America Collection.