Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 221

Price Realized: $ 7,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

EMILIO CRUZ (1938-2004)

Four Figures.
Oil on paper mounted on board. 400x500 mm; 15 3/4x19 3/4 inches. With a Museum of Modern Art Lending Service, New York label on the frame back. Circa 1963.

Provenance: Aquired from the artist, New York.

A New York native, Cruz began his career associated with New York artists Lester Johnson (1919-2010, see lots 202-214), Jan Muller and Bob Thompson--artists who all applied the principles of Abstract Expressionism to figurative imagery. Of Cuban descent, Cruz spent the majority of his life in New York, excluding the 1970s when he taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is also found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.