• Post-War & Contemporary Aftern auction at Christies

    Sale 2221

    Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 315

    John Wesley (b. 1928)

    White Hand Over Nice

    Price Realised  


    John Wesley (b. 1928)
    White Hand Over Nice
    titled 'WHITE HAND OVER NICE' (lower center); signed, titled again and dated ''WHITE HAND OVER NICE' John Wesley 1974' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    26 x 36 in. (66 x 91.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1974.

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    Many people find my pictures funny which I rather enjoy. I think much of my intent is humor. Once someone close to me counseled me before I was to meet a journalist that I should take it very seriously or I might read in a newspaper someday that I was a jackass

    (J. Wesley, Critical Appraisal, 1976).


    Monaco Art Centre, Monaco
    Acquired from the above by the previous owner
    By descent to the present owner