Apr 02, 2015 - Sale 2378

Sale 2378 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
NORMAN LEWIS (1909 - 1979)
Untitled (Study in Black and Raw Sienna).

Oil on cream wove paper, 1960. 660x508 mm; 26x20 inches. Signed and dated "4-8-60" in pencil, 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' 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.