Apr 22, 2021 - Sale 2565

Sale 2565 - Lot 151

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000

Acrylic on cotton canvas, 1990. 1168x1168 mm; 46x46 inches. Signed and dated in acrylic, lower right recto. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "46x46 inches" on the stretcher bar, verso.

Provenance: private collection, New York; thence by descent, private collection, California.

Born in Pleasantville, NJ, Frank Wimberley has produced a significant body of work in abstraction in paint and collage. Wimberley studied art with James Porter, Loïs Mailou Jones, and James Wells at Howard University. While a student, he also played jazz and later developed friendships with musicians such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter in New York, who also informed his creative sensibility. He received the Pollack/Kranser fellowship in 1998. Wimberley had a solo exhibition at Spanierman Gallery, East Hampton, NY in 2008, and has had recent solo exhibitions at the Islip Art Museum, June Kelly Gallery, New York and Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY. His works are found in the permanent collections of the Parrish Art Museum, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Yale University Art Gallery.