Apr 02, 2015 - Sale 2378

Sale 2378 - Lot 111

Price Realized: $ 30,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
ERNIE BARNES (1938 - 2009)
Untitled (The Hook Shot).

Acrylic on cotton canvas, circa 1971. 406x508 mm; 16x20 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower right recto. Signed and inscribed "By special commission. An original representation" in faded ink, verso.

Provenance: private collection, CA.

This is a variation on the popular Ernie Barnes subject of a soaring, dunking basketball player, made famous by the similar and highly-reproduced 1971 painting High Aspirations.