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    Sale 2487 | Lot 156
    Price Realized: $25,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2487 Lot 156

      ERNIE BARNES (1938 - 2009)
      Three on Three.

      Acrylic on cotton canvas, with artist-built frame, 1999. 1219x610 mm; 48x24 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower right recto. With the artist's ink copyright stamp, verso.

      Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Oregon (2001).

      Ernie Barnes framed many of his early paintings with the distressed wood from a weathered picket fence in honor of his late father - inspired by the fenced backyard of his childhood home in Durham, NC. In his autobiography, Barnes wrote, "I placed a painting against the fence and stood away and had a look. I was startled at the marriage between the old wood fence and the painting. It was perfect. In tribute...Daddy's fence would hug all my paintings in a prestigious New York gallery." Biography courtesy of the artist's website.

      Estimate $25,000 - 35,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $25,000