Mar 31, 2022 - Sale 2599

Sale 2599 - Lot 46

Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
HENRY W. BANNARN (1910 - 1965)
Sam's Luncheonette, Brooklyn, NY.

Oil on canvas, 1957. 609x762 mm; 24x30 inches.

Provenance: estate of the artist; private collection, New York (2017).

Around 1949, after concluding his military service in South Carolina, Henry Bannarn returned to New York. Bannarn first worked from his home studio in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, then, three years later, in a brownstone in Bedford Stuyvesant on the corner of Lafayette and Marcy Avenues. From his fourth floor studio, in Sam's Luncheonette, he recorded the demolition of a neighboring building that was located on the Northeast corner of the intersection. He also documented the change that was occurring in his neighborhood including the growth of public spaces and the public school system.