Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 61

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
LESTER L. JOHNSON, JR. (1937 - 2001)
John Coltrane.

Color screenprint, 1970. 711x483 mm; 28x19 inches (sheet).

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

Detroit native, abstract artist and educator Lester L. Johnson is known for his geometric paintings, assemblages and murals. Johnson studied at Wayne State University and earned a BFA and MFA from the University of Michigan in 1974. He was included in the 1971 exhibition Contemporary Black Artists in America at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He had solo exhibitions at the Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo and the Saginaw Museum of Art, and was included in numerous group exhibitions at the Detroit Institute of the Art, the Battle Creek Art Center and the Detroit Art Market. Johnson was also a professor of Fine Arts at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan for thirty five years. His artworks are in many private and public collections including the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museum of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School.