Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 64

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
WILLIAM MAJORS (1930 - 1982)

Oil on thin illustration board, 1962. 406x406 mm; 16x16 inches. Signed and dated "3/7/62" in ink, lower right.

Provenance: private collection, Louisiana.

William Majors' later abstraction evolved from this early 1960s series of figurative work inspired by Bibical themes.William Majors is best known today for his assocation with Spiral, the collective of African-American artists in New York which first came together in 1963 to form a unified artists' response to the Civil Rights struggle. Majors was joined by fellow artists Charles Alston, Emma Amos, Romare Bearden, Reginald Gammon, Felrath Hines, Alvin Hollingsworth, Norman Lewis, Richard Mayhew, Earl Miller, Merton Simpson, Hale Woodruff and James Yeargans.