Oct 06, 2011 - Sale 2255

Sale 2255 - Lot 74

Price Realized: $ 9,600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
BOB THOMPSON (1937 - 1966)
The Presentation.

Oil on masonite, 1960. 533x914 mm; 21x36 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink on the verso.

Provenance: the artist; Carol Thompson, the artist's wife; private New York collection.

This painting dates from the artist's second year in New York after leaving Provincetown. After moving to Greenwich Village and finding a studio on Clinton Street in 1959, Thompson quickly became part of the downtown art scene. In 1960, he had his first solo exhibition in New York at the Delancey Street Museum, and a two-person exhibition with close friend Jay Milder at the Zabriskie Gallery.