Apr 06, 2017 - Sale 2442

Sale 2442 - Lot 68

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
SAM MIDDLETON (1927 - 2015)
Gilded Hawk.

Mixed media and collage on wove paper, 1965. 356x184 mm; 14x7 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower left.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; Lynn Ritchie, Amsterdam; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, New York. Lynn Ritchie was one of Middleton's closest friends in Amsterdam and head of the American Women's Club. She did public relations work for KLM, commissioning artwork from Middleton for various ad campaigns.

Exhibited: Blues 'n Roots, Some Reflections on the Theme of Jazz, Netherlands Archive of Graphic Designers (NAGO), Netherlands, 1966.

The Gilded Hawk is also the title of a 1957 Coleman Hawkins jazz album.