Apr 04, 2019 - Sale 2504

Sale 2504 - Lot 146

Price Realized: $ 20,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Untitled #2 (Working Roots Series).

Acrylic on board, circa 1990. 914x1524 mm; 36x60 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower right. From his Working Roots series.

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

Abstract artist Freddie Styles often references nature in his paintings and collages throughout his career. In his such works as Untitled, Styles finds inspiration in nature and is often heavily influenced by gardening - another one of his deep passions. His forms are reminiscent of organic vegetation which he achieves by a unique technique that imitates nature's forms, textures, patterns and colors.

A Georgia native, Freddie Styles attended Morris Brown College. He was an artist-in-residence at Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College, and was the recipient of purchase awards from the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. His work can be found in the collections of the Spelman College Museum of Art, Clark Atlanta University and the Paul R. Jones Collection, University of Delaware, and the Johnson Publishing Company, Chicago.