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Untitled (abstract expressionist work in oil pastel)

$15,000.00

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Description

Carroll Sockwell was one of the most in-demand artists during the 1970s and 80s, participating in some 80 group shows and more than a dozen solo shows, exhibiting at the Whitney, the Brooklyn Museum, the Stadtische Galerie in Germany, the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Rice Museum, and other prestigious institutions. Sadly, his career was cut short when he ended his own life, while at that very time he was being celebrated at an extraordinarily well-received retrospective of his work.

Sockwell’s work is instantly recognizable as explorations of form and color, always expressionist but constantly traversing from hard-edged to gestural abstraction and back again.

This work is an exemplar of the work which typified the artist’s most mature work.  This is a rare work to come to market by one of the most celebrated Black artists of the late Twentieth Century.

Additional information

Condition

Excellent Condition

Date

Type

Drawing, Washington Artists

Framing

Medium

Crayon, Drawing on paper

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Details

Medium:
Oil pastel on paper.
Date:
Circa 1987.
Signature:
Hand-signed by the artist, in pencil, en recto lower left, with date.
Framing:
Museum-quality framing behind 99% UV-filtering Tru Vue conservation glass in an oiled Walnut frame.  All conservation materials.
Condition:
Paper is brittle and lower corners have small losses; two holes in sheet. Defects do not detract from the work, now stabilized in frame.
Framed Size:
23 in. (h) x 30 in. (w) x 1.25 in. (d)
Sheet Size:
15 in. (4) x 22.25 in. (w)
Provenance:
Acquired from the Estate of Carroll Sockwell.
Literature:
Catalogued as No. CS00995 in Sockwell’s catalogue raisonné (forthcoming).

Price & Purchase

Price:
$15,000