Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 149

Price Realized: $ 50,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 60,000
Man Overboard.

Acrylic and acrylic gel on collaged and stitched cotton canvas, 2000. 927x1194 mm; 36 1/2x47 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink on the stretcher bars, verso.

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

Exhibited: G. R. N'Namdi Gallery, New York, with the label verso.

This bright canvas is an excellent example of Frank Bowling's collaged canvases from the late 1990s and early 2000s. The artist's compositions balanced large areas of saturated color with surface, collage and painterly puncutuations. Other works from this period with a similar angular geometry include Townsend's Tantric, 2000, and Secret Garden, 2001. This later period was exhibited just as the artist's earlier career began to be celebrated - with the first of several retrospectives, including Bowling Through the Century, a British touring exhibiton organized by Eddie Chambers in 1996-97, and Frank Bowling: Bending the Grid at Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ in 2003.