Oct 08, 2019 - Sale 2518

Sale 2518 - Lot 51

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
EMILIO CRUZ (1937 - 2004)
Untitled (Floating Figures).

Oil on canvas, 1962. 406x508 mm; 16x20 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right.

Provenance: private collection, Connecticut.

New York City native Emilio Cruz began his artistic career in the 1960s alongside artists like Lester Johnson, Jan Muller and Bob Thompson - both applied the principles of Abstract Expressionism to figurative imagery. Cruz, an African-American of Cuban descent, spent the majority of his life in New York City, excluding the 1970s when he taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC. Biography courtesy of the estate of Emilio Cruz.