Aug 17, 2023 - Sale 2644

Sale 2644 - Lot 331

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500

MARK BEARD (1956 - )

Oil on masonite in artist's original frame. 1195x740 mm; 47x29 inches. 1994.

Provenance: Private collection, Philadelphia.

Born in Salt Lake City, Mark Beard uses multiple aliases to create various styles and methods of expression. Bruce Sargeant, Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon, and Brechtoldt Streeuwitz are three alter egos that allow him to create. Sargeant, a fictional 20th-century British painter, creates homoerotic works that venerate the male physique. In addition to painting, he is a noted stage set designer, having designed more than 20 theatrical sets in New York, London, Cologne, Vienna, and Frankfurt.