Jun 24, 2010 - Sale 2219

Sale 2219 - Lot 25

Price Realized: $ 3,600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
BOB THOMPSON (1937 - 1966)
John and Julian.

Pencil on wove paper, 1959. Approx. 229x127 mm; 9x5 inches. Signed, titled and dated in pencil, upper left.

Provenance: the artist, New York; Carol Thompson, the artist's wife, New York; Elaine Plenda, her sister, New York.

This intimate drawing is an early and striking double portrait of one of the most famous saxophone pairings--John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. In 1958-59, they were part of the super group, the Miles Davis Sextet, that together recorded such albums as Milestones, Porgy and Bess and the legendary Kind of Blue.