Oct 18, 2012 - Sale 2290

Sale 2290 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 4,320
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
JOHN WILSON (1922 - )
Boulevard de Strasbourg.

Color lithograph on cream wove paper, 1950. 305x432 mm; 12x17 inches, full margins, with the registration marks on the right and left sides. Trial proof, aside from an edition of an unknown size. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Trial Proof" in pencil, lower margin. A very good, bright impression of this very scarce print.

In 1947, John Wilson won the James William Paige Traveling Fellowship and moved to Paris, where he worked in Fernand Léger's studio. Here, Wilson's use of shapes and forms resemble the rotund, elongated compositions favored by his teacher. By 1950, Wilson earned the John Hay Whitney Fellowship and moved to Mexico City.

Another trial proof of this print is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.