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Sale 2402 Lot 61
HUGHIE LEE-SMITH (1915 - 1999)
Untited (Figure at the Shore).
Oil on linen canvas, circa 1960. 457x660 mm; 18x26 inches. Signed in oil, lower left.
Provenance: J. L. Hudson and Company, Detroit; private collection, Detroit, thence by descent to the current owner.
This canvas is a very good example of Hughie Lee-Smith's mid-career painting. It epitomizes his continued exploration of a modern, existential landscape inhabited by isolated figures. Lee-Smith returned often to show his work and teach in Detroit after moving to New York in 1958. Lee-Smith was represented in New York by the Petite Gallery and then Janet Nessler Gallery through the 1960s.
Estimate $35,000 - 50,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $35,000