Jun 04, 2020 - Sale 2535

Sale 2535 - Lot 98

Price Realized: $ 22,500
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Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006)
The Smile.

Oil and linen canvas collage on board, 1974. 508x406 mm; 20x16 inches. Signed and dated in blue ink, lower right recto. Signed, dated "AUG 1974", titled, and inscribed "16x20" in blue ink, verso.

Provenance: the Robley Gallery, Roslyn, New York; private collection, New York (2010).

The Smile is a strong example of Benny Andrew's mid-career expressive portraiture in painted collage with canvas elements in the 1970s.