Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 258

Price Realized: $ 20,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000

WES HEMPEL (b. 1953)

American Rudder.
Oil on canvas, 1999. Signed, Hempel, lower right, and dated, 1999, lower left. 1828x1321 mm; 72x52 inches.

Provenance: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Collection, New York.

Wes Hempel was born in El Monte California to a Christian fundamentalist family. He attended Life Bible College for three and a half years before following a path of his own choosing, against the wishes of his family, and moved to Los Angeles. He re-entered school as a freshman at California State University at Northbridge where he earned a Bachelor of arts degree. He would continue on to receive a masters degree from Colorado University.