Oct 03, 2013 - Sale 2323

Sale 2323 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
CHARLES ALSTON (1907 - 1977)
Untitled (Abstract Composition).

Oil and sand on masonite board, 1960. 457x610 mm; 18x24 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, upper right.

Provenance: Feingarten Galleries, New York; private Connecticut collection.

Charles Alston painted these attractive tonal compositions--in oil, collage and works on paper--through the late 1950s and early 1960s. In 1960, Alston received the Emily Lowe Memorial award for painting, and exhibited his modernist abstractions at Feingarten Gallery, New York. Alston was also one of the founding members of the Spiral Group later in the summer of 1963 with his close friends Romare Bearden and Hale Woodruff. Bearden/Henderson p. 269; Kenkeleba p. 22.