Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 35,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
BOB THOMPSON (1937 - 1966)
Untitled (Study for Satyr Painting).

Felt tip pens and color inks with pencil on cream wove paper, 1966. 279x216 mm; 11x8 1/2 inches.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist's widow, Carol Thompson; private collection, New York (1981).

Bob and Carol Thompson moved to Italy in 1965 so he could study the Renaissance paintings that inspired him in person. While recovering from gall bladder surgery in Rome in 1966, Thompson died in Rome just before his 29th birthday, only eight years after the start of his career in Provincetown.