Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 102

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
NORMAN LEWIS (1909 - 1979)
Opaque Shading.

Oil on cream wove paper, 1960. 508x527 mm; 20x24 3/4 inches. Signed, dated "2-3-60" and dedicated "To ORAL May 30" in ink, lower left.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; collection of Oral Lovell, Wellesley, MA: thence by descent to the current owner, private collection.

Oral Lovell was a significant collector of Norman Lewis's works; she was his close friend from 1959 to 1965. They met through a circle of New York City artists, including Romare Bearden and Charles Alston.

Opaque Shading is a particularly painterly example of the many works on paper that Norman Lewis made betweem 1959 and 1960.