Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 121

Estimate: $ 50,000 - $ 75,000
HUGHIE LEE-SMITH (1915 - 1999)
Curtain Call.

Oil on linen canvas, 1989. 914x1016 mm; 36x40 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: the estate of the artist; thence by descent to the current owner, California.

Exhibited: June Kelly Gallery, New York; Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY, with the labels on the frame back.

Curtain Call is a wonderful example from the artist's late series of paintings depicting musicians and actors in a staged environment. In 1988, Lee-Smith had his first and only retrospective at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.