Oct 05, 2017 - Sale 2456

Sale 2456 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 55,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
HUGHIE LEE-SMITH (1915 - 1999)

Oil on linen canvas, 1991. 660x457 mm; 26x18 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: the artist; June Kelly Gallery, New York; private collection, Connecticut (1991).

Exhibited: Clarence Holbrook Carter and Hughie Lee-Smith - Two Master Painters, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, September 13 - October 25, 1992, with the label on the frame back.

Interlude is is an excellent example of the artist's late series of paintings depicting musicians and actors in a staged environment. These 1990s paintings explore the dramatic mood and space around or between young African-American performers.