Apr 04, 2019 - Sale 2504

Sale 2504 - Lot 145

Price Realized: $ 55,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
JACK WHITTEN (1939 - 2018)
Psychic Fragments #3.

Mixed media, including gouache, watercolor and ink, on cream Japan paper, 1988. 533x724 mm; 21x28 1/2 inches (sheet). Signed and dated in ink, and titled in pencil, lower margin.

Provenance: G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI; private collection, New York.

This large and striking work on paper is from the artist's late 1980s series of densely constructed urban abstractions. In 1988, Jack Whitten also created Spiral: A Dedication to R. Bearden in acrylic and colllage in canvas - one of his early monolithic paintings.