Oct 19, 2023 - Sale 2649

Sale 2649 - Lot 212

Price Realized: $ 20,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
Construct of Colour Vision.

Deconstructed medical book covers on canvas, 2018. 1270x1143 mm; 50x45 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink, lower left verso.

Provenance: Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, with the label on the verso; the collection of George T. Wein, New York (2018); the estate of George T. Wein (2021).

All proceeds to benefit the Newport Festivals Foundations, Inc., the non-profit organization created by George Wein to carry on the legacy of his Newport Jazz and Newport Folk Festivals.

Born and raised in Marion, Indiana, Samuel Levi Jones trained as a photographer and multidisciplinary artist. He earned a BA in Communication Studies from Taylor University and a BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in 2009. He received his MFA in Studio Art from Mills College in 2012. His work is informed by historical source material and early modes of representation in documentary practice. He explores the framing of power structures and struggles between exclusion and equality by desecrating historical material, then re-imagining new works. Jones investigates issues of manipulation and the rejection of control in a broad sense.

Recent solo exhibitions include The Empire is Falling at The Dayton Contemporary, Ohio; Left of Centerat the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Indiana; and Unbound, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Jones was the recipient of the 2014 Joyce Alexander Wein artist prize awarded to him by the Studio Museum in Harlem. His work is in many prominent private and public collections including SF MOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Rubell Family Collection, LACMA, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Biography courtesy of the artist's website.