CHARLES ALSTON (1907-1977)
CHARLES ALSTON (1907-1977)
CHARLES ALSTON (1907-1977)
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CHARLES ALSTON (1907-1977)

Troubadour

Details
CHARLES ALSTON (1907-1977)
Troubadour
signed 'Alston' (lower right)
oil on canvas
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)
Painted circa 1955.
Provenance
Livingston Galleries, New York
Lena Horne, New York
Her sale; Doyle, New York, 23 February 2011, lot 1198
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
H. Sheets, “Black Abstraction: Not a Contradiction,” ArtNews, New York, June 2014, p. 68 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Abstract Expressionism / In Context: Seymour Lipton, June- August 2013.
New York, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Beyond the Spectrum: Abstraction in African American Art, 1950-1975, January-March 2014.

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Lot Essay

“I feel abstract about some things, and I feel very specific about other things. I don't care about being pigeonholed or having this great business of consistency. I think for any painter who paints honestly, if you look at a body of his work and you are perceptive, you can see his signature.”
– Charles Alston

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