Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 78

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
JOSÉ J. WILLIAMS (1934 - )
63rd Street.

Collage of screenprint, printed in silver and gold ink, on sheets of black wove paper, 1975. 686x711 mm; 27x28 inches.

Provenance: the Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago.

Another impression of this print, printed in different colors, was included in the recent 2018 exhibition The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago's Southside 1960 - 1980 at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, and is in the collection of the Illniois Institute of Technology.

Born in Birmingham, AL, painter, printmaker, musician, textile artist and designer José Williams earned his BA in printmaking from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his MS in Visual Design from the Illinois Institute of Design in Chicago. Williams taught art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; Southeast Community College, and the Dante School in Chicago. He ran the AFAM Gallery and served as director of the South Side Community Art Center in Chicago in the early 1970s. His work was been featured in numerous group exhibitions through the 1980s including Atlanta University, the South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, AFAM Gallery, Chicago and the ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA. Zorach/Baker pp. 68, 259.