Apr 22, 2021 - Sale 2565

Sale 2565 - Lot 24

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
NORMAN LEWIS (1917 - 1979)
Untitled (Sheet of Studies).

Pen and ink and pencil on cream wove paper, circa 1940s. 508x660 mm; 20x26 inches (sheet). Inscribed "The truth is always vulgar! a mosaic of living things" in pencil, lower left.

Provenance: private collection, Louisiana.

This unusually large sheet of paper for sketching by Norman Lewis includes a variety of figurative studies and doodles. The sheet of paper has the printed Inkweed Arts illustrations on the verso, found on many Lewis works on paper through the 1950s.