Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 227

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

ROBERT LOUGHLIN (1949 - 2011)

Acrylic with felt-tip pen and ink and collage on found object. Height 1715 mm; 67 1/2 inches; width of each panel 435 mm; 17 1/4 inches.

Loughlin was well-known as a picker and dealer of mid-century furniture who sold to high-end interior designers and artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Jean-Michel Basquiat. He started painting his iconic "brute", the square-jawed man smoking a cigarette, in the early 1980s and used found objects such as furniture, textiles, boxes and even other artist's paintings as his canvases.

Provenance: private collection, New York