Jun 24, 2010 - Sale 2219

Sale 2219 - Lot 26

Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
BOB THOMPSON (1937 - 1966)
Tribute to an American Indian.

Gouache, pastel and pencil on printed paper, 1963. 241x305 mm; 9 1/2x12 inches. Signed in ink (faded), lower left.

Inscribed "This is called Tribute to American Indian. The painting is in the collection of Harry Abrams. Done on paper from catalogue of Cy Twombly" in pencil by an unknown hand on the verso. A study for Bob Thompson's 63x87 in same-titled painting.

Provenance: the artist; collection of Mr. and Mrs. Steinmann, New York; private collection, New York.

Bob Thompson irrevently painted this tribute to Native Americans over a reproduction of a Cy Tyombly painting from 1960.