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Sale 2504 Lot 97
CARROLL SOCKWELL (1943 - 1992)
Watercolor and acrylic on heavy wove paper, 1973. 546x749 mm; 21 1/2x29 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower center.
Provenance: private collection, Washington DC.
This work is an excellent example of the unique blend of geometric and gestural abstraction of this influential Washington, DC artist. Born in 1943, Carroll Sockwell was raised in Washington DC, as the youngest in a military family. At the age of seventeen, he went off to New York City, where he immsered himself in the art scene, experimenting abstract expressionism, pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptualism. In 1963, he returned to Washington, DC and joined the growing community of artists which the highly influential art critic Clement Greenberg named the Washington Color School. Later, Sockwell became a curator at the Barnet-Aden Gallery and also began exhibiting at Jefferson Place Gallery. In 1974, Sockwell received his first solo exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and participated in group exhibitionS at the Brooklyn Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. In 1992, Sockwell had his last exhibition at the Washington Project for the Arts, just before his tragic death by suicide.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,250