Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 70

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
LEV MILLS (1938 - 2021)
Gemini I.

Etching and aquatint on cream wove paper, 1969. 305x305 mm; 12x12 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, and numbered 6/30 in pencil, lower margin.

Provenance: collection of the artist; private collection, Savanah, Georgia; private collection.

A superb, richly inked impression of this scarce, significant print - another impression was in the Evan-Tibbs Collection, Washington, DC.

Born in Tallahassee, Florida, Lev Mills lived and worked in Atlanta, Georgia from 1973. Mills studied printmaking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the late 1960s. He received his BA from Florida A&M University, his MA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a postgraduate certificate from the Slade School of Fine Arts, University College- University of London. Lev Mills' career had been split between being a working visual artist and an educator. He taught at Spelman College for thirty years, including fourteen years as the Art Department Chair, before retiring in 2009. Several museums hold work by Mills including Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the British Museum, London, and MOCA Georgia.