Jun 13, 2019 - Sale 2513

Sale 2513 - Lot 216

Price Realized: $ 21,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000

Oil on canvas, 1945. 327x504 mm; 12 7/8x19 7/8 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto. With the artist's original white wood frame and the artist's original label, verso.

Acquired directly from the artist; thence by descent to current owner; private collection, New York.

Salemme (1911-1955) was born in Boston and joined the Marines at age 16 in 1927. After his military service, he intended to study science, but instead decided to become an artist while working as a framer in 1942 at the precursor to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Non-Objective Art, New York. Salemme died suddenly of a heart attack at age 44, after a short-lived but creatively inspired artistic career.