Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 47,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
NORMAN LEWIS (1909 - 1979)
Untitled (Procession Composition).

Oil, pen and ink with wash on cream wove paper, 1949. 610x483 mm; 24x19 inches. Signed and dated '49 in pencil, lower right.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist, private collection; thence by descent, private collection, Texas.

This striking work on paper is one of the earliest examples we have located of a processional composition by Norman Lewis. This descending calvacade predates his inventive calligraphy of small figures of the early 1950s - figures that will inhabit his paintings and works on paper for over a decade.