May 20, 2021 - Sale 2569

Sale 2569 - Lot 94

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Sacred Beast Walking Gently on a Beach.

Acrylic on canvas, 1971. 762x610 mm; 30x24 inches. Signed, Kelly Fearing, lower right.

Provenance: [Valley House Gallery, Dallas]; Private collection, Texas.

Kelly Fearing taught at the University of Texas, Austin from 1947 until his retirement in 1987. His first teaching possition was at Texas Wesleyan College, Fort Worth, TX. While there he met other modernist artists and joined their group, known as the Fort Worth Circle.

This resentational work, with a surrealist edge is typical of Fearing's paintings from the 1970s.