20 September 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 56,250
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
Bill Traylor (1854-1949)
Old Man Holding Hip, 1939-1942
crayon and graphite on found card
11 ¾ x 7 ¾ in.
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Bill Traylor's modernist and near-abstracted forms are often built around hand-drawn geometric shapes and arced grid lines that undergird his designs. The man’s body has a strong, visible rectilinear underdrawing that guides his position on the card.
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