Oct 05, 2017 - Sale 2456

Sale 2456 - Lot 84

Price Realized: $ 25,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
COLUMBUS KNOX (1923 - 1999)
Street Girl.

Acrylic on linen canvas, circa 1989. 1497x943 mm; 59x37 1/8 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower right.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Philadelphia.

Columbus Knox's work has been included in exhibitions at the Woodmere Art Museum, African-American Museum of Philadelphia, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through his affiliation with the Minority Resource Arts Council and as the former art director for The West Philadelphia Art Alliance's Celebrating Art, Knox provided inspiration for young emerging artists and for people who may have had limited exposure to art galleries and museums. Knox worked as an art director for the Philadelphia based U.S. Naval Supply Depot, and was a graphic designer and illustrator for other government agencies. In the 1980s, he retired as a visual media specialist for the Federal Office of Mining and Safety.