Oct 19, 2023 - Sale 2649

Sale 2649 - Lot 54

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006)

Mixed media and collage on cream wove paper, including aluminum foil, 1963. 292x457 mm; 11 1/2x18 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink, lower right recto. Signed, titled and dated in ink, verso.

Provenance: acquired from Forum Gallery, New York; private collection, New York; thence by descent, private collection, New York.

Haven is a charming painted collage from Benny Andrews' first New York period. After completing his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, Andrews moved to the East Village in New York in 1958, and soon befriended fellow artists Red Grooms, Bob Thompson, Lester Johnson, Mimi Gross and Raphael Soyer. Andrews had his first solo exhibition in New York at the Forum Gallery in 1962.