Artist Kerry James Marshall is well known for his representation of the marginalized Black American community, deeply influenced by his own origins. His depictions are marked by the striking use of glitter to emphasize the “unseen.” Curtained Window (2005), one such mixed media and glitter on paper by Marshall, is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from Hindman. The composition portrays an urban landscape with a tree in the center and residential buildings in the background. Experimenting with optics, Marshall creates a sense of three-dimensional entry into the two-dimensional space with the golden shimmery curtains. Strongly inspired by Ralph Ellison’s 1952 classic Invisible Man, Marshall employed sparkle as a tool of shifting attention from hypervisibility to “un-visibility.” Another noteworthy painting in the sale is Jack Bush’s oil on canvas titled Green Diamond. It characterizes his association with Color Field Painting and Lyrical Abstraction, under the tutelage of American art critic Clement Greenberg.
Gertrude Abercrombie’s Birds Eggs and Dominoes with Pyramid also leads the offerings. The still-life composition includes the frequently-portrayed eggs and dominoes that were of personal significance to Abercrombie. However, the pyramid was relatively unusual in her works. Visit Hindman to view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Post War & Contemporary sale.
Lot Categories:Fine Art, Collectibles, Decorative Arts (131)
# of Lots:131
Price Range:$2,000 - $200,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Kerry James Marshall (American, b. 1955) Title: Curtained Window, 2005|| Estimate: |
|Arman (French-American, 1928-2005) Title: To Bartok, 1996|| Estimate: |
|Bruce Nauman (American, b. 1941) Maquette for 5 Foot 8 Inch Figure, 1998|| Estimate: |
|Jack Bush (Canadian, 1909-1977) Title: Green Diamond, 1963|| Estimate: |
|Gertrude Abercrombie (American, 1909-1977) Title: Birds Eggs and Dominoes with Pyramid, 1963|| Estimate: |
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