Apr 07, 2016 - Sale 2409

Sale 2409 - Lot 85

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Morning Sun Rise.

Acrylic on cotton canvas, 1973. 813x813 mm; 32x32 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto. Signed, titled and dated in ink, verso.

Provenance: private collection, Virginia.

Kenneth Young worked at the Smithsonian Institution for over 35 years in exhibition installation and design after studying and teaching physics at Indiana University and chemical engineering at the University of Louisville. Another 1973 painting, in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, was recently included in African-American Art, Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights and Beyond, their 2012-14 traveling exhibition and illustrated in the catalogue. Mecklenburg/Powell pp. 230-231