Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 172

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000

JOSH SMITH (1976- )

Onyx Collective Live at Ghengis Cohen.
Felt-tip pen and ink on cream wove paper. 252x250 mm, 9⅞x9⅞ inches. 2016.

The drawing is accompanied by a signed authentication by Isaiah Barr, Onyx Collective co-founder on Boo-Hooray, New York letterhead.

Provenance: Isaiah Barr; Boo-Hooray, New York.

Onyx Collective was founded by Isaiah Barr and Austin Williamson in New York in 2014 as a jazz ensemble. Since its inception, Onyx Collective has grown to include a record label and studio, fashion brand, and an online radio station. The present drawing was used to advertise the group's upcoming concert at Gengis Cohen ("Ghengis" [sic]), a New York style Chinese food restaurant and live music venue founded by music producer Allan Rinde, located in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. Josh Smith, a mulit-disciplinary artist, rose to prominence in the early 2000s creating abstract, colorful paintings depicting his name.