Apr 06, 2017 - Sale 2442

Sale 2442 - Lot 73

Price Realized: $ 3,380
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
Monique at Paris.

Color oil pastels on brown wove paper, 1966. 648x502 mm; 25 1/2x19 3/4 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "Paris" in inkl, lower right recto. Signed, titled and inscribed "Oil-pastel by Loïs Mailou Jones, 1220 Quincy St. N.E. Wash. D.C. 20017" in pencil on the drawing's mat, verso. With an unfinished pencil drawing of a woman's head, verso.

Provenance: gift from the artist, Céline Marie Tabary; thence by descent to a private collection, Paris. Céline Marie Tabary (1908 – 1993) was one of Jones' dearest and oldest artist friends. They met when Jones was in her first year of study in Paris in 1937. Tabary soon joined Jones, emigrating to Washington, DC in 1938 where she taught at Howard University. She worked as an artist and art professor in Washington DC through the early 1950s before returning to France.