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    Sale 2255 | Lot 97
    Price Realized: $1,140With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2255 Lot 97

      VINCENT D. SMITH (1929 - 2003)
      A Moment Supreme.

      Etching, 1972. 220x275 mm; 8 3/4x10 3/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 35. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "A/P" in pencil, lower margin. Printed at Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, New York. A very good, dark impression of this scarce print.

      On July 17, 1967, the jazz world was stunned when John Coltrane died from liver cancer at the age of 40. This etching evokes a stirring scene, recalling the funeral service for Coltrane on July 21st at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York City, when both the Ornette Coleman and the Albert Ayler quartets performed.

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,140