Feb 23, 2010 - Sale 2203

Sale 2203 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
WALTER WILLIAMS (1920 - 1988)
Untitled (Girl on a Fire Escape).

Tempera and charcoal on thick wove paper, 1954. 480x360 mm; 19x14 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right, recto. Inscribed "Roko Gallery, 51 Greenwich Ave" in ink on a cardstock support.

Provenance: private collection.

In 1954, Williams had his first solo exhibition at Roko Gallery in New York. According to Roko Gallery owner Michael Freilich, he discovered Williams in 1949 and, two years later, encouraged him to enroll at the age of 31 at the Brooklyn Museum School of Art.