Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 97

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
LOUIS B. SLOAN (1932 - 2008)
Untitled (Storm Approaching Shore).

Oil on linen canvas, 1973. 1117x1842 mm; 44x72 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right.

Provenance: Ms. Roxie Haines, Philadelphia (the artist's sister); thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, Philadelphia.

This monumental landscape is a mid-career painting by Louis B. Sloan, the influential Philadelphia artist and educator. Sloan is best known for his plein airlandscape painting with similar dramatic depictions of natural phenomena, including his well known Gathering Storm Over Philadelphia, circa 1961, collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Here Sloan uses the swirling stormy clouds to incorporate a dramatic range of painting handling and colors; using a variety of of brushwork, drips and splatter in a plethora of greys, purples and blues. This is the largest and most significant painting by the artist to come to auction since artist's Self-Portrait, 1956, sold at Swann Galleries on October 8, 2009, now in the collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.