Oct 06, 2016 - Sale 2424

Sale 2424 - Lot 171

Price Realized: $ 25,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
JAMES LITTLE (1952 - )
The Primary Suspect.

Oil on linen canvas, 2000. 584x737 mm; 23x29 inches. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "oil raw pigment, linen" in oil, verso.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection.

Born in Memphis, Little earned a B.F.A. from the Memphis Academy of Arts in 1974, and a M.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1976. He has been based in New York ever since, showing his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions. A recent grant award from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and his critically acclaimed 2009 solo exhibition at June Kelly Gallery have cemented his reputation as a leading abstract artist. Little's paintings are in the collections of the New Jersey State Museum, the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Library of Congress, Washington, DC and the Paul R. Jones Collection, Atlanta.