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Sale 2268 Lot 139
ALVIN D. LOVING, JR. (1935 - 2005)
Acrylic on shaped canvas, circa 1968-70. 480mm; 19-inches diameter (hexagonal). Signed and titled in pencil, verso.
Provenance: private New York collection.
This painting is a fine early example of Loving's painting from the late 1960s and early 1970s--shaped canvases with hard-edge, geometric shapes. Inspired by Hans Hofmann and Josef Albers, Detroit-born Loving earned an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan in 1965. Four years later, Loving enjoyed extraordinary success--a critically acclaimed, solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Loving was the first of a group of African-American artists whose work was shown at the Whitney during the 1970s, including Frank Bowling, Frederick Eversley, Melvin Edwards and Alma Thomas. All except Edwards were abstract painters.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,800