Oct 06, 2016 - Sale 2424

Sale 2424 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
Solid as a Rock (My God is Rock).

Linoleum cut on thin Japan paper, 1958. 970x380 mm; 38x15 inches, wide margins. Signed, titled and dated "59" in pencil, lower margin. A very good, dark impression of this scarce, iconic print.

Proofs appear to have been printed by Charles White on an individual basis, rather than in an edition, and over a period of a couple of years. We have located five other impressions, dated 1958 and 1960, in both private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art and Clark Atlanta University.

We have found records of only two other impressions of this large linoleum cut at auction in the past 25 years, including one sold at Swann Galleries on February 23, 2010. Gedeon Eb11.