Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 67

Price Realized: $ 16,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000

Mixed media, including pastels, ink and stencil, on board, 1970. 1054x724 mm; 41 1/2x28 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in white crayon, lower right.

Provenance: Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles; the Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago. The typed company label lists the artist care of the Brockman Gallery.

Nathaniel Bustion is known for his diverse work in painting, sculpture and ceramics, often using mixed media in clay, concrete, wood, and copper, and printmaking. Born in Gadsden, Alabama, he attended Colorado State University, Belgium Antwerp Academy of Art and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. An active presence in the Los Angeles area, Bustion had a solo exhibition of his paintings, ceramics and drawings in 1971 at the Brockman Gallery, a two person 1975 exhibition at Loyola Marymount University with Stanley C. Wilson and a 1976 four person exhibition at the University of Southern California with Alonzo Davis, Betye Saar and Stanley C. Wilson. He taught at the Otis Institute, Los Angeles City College, and Pomona College. His artwork has been included in Los Angeles 1972: A Panorama of Black Artists at LACMA and numerous other museum exhibitions. Bustion was included in Samella Lewis and Ruth Waddy's 1972 survey Black Artists on Art, Volume 2. More recently, Bustion was included in the important 2008 exhibition at Jack Tilton Gallery L.A. Object and David Hammons Body Prints, and the subsequent catalogue, published in 2011. Lewis/Waddy p. 114 and 135; Tilton/Charwood pp. 312-15, 403, 408 and 409.