5 December 2013
Stephen Scott Young (b. 1957)
dated and signed '1992/S.S. Young' (lower right)
watercolor and gouache on paper laid down on board
28¼ x 20 in. (71.8 x 50.8 cm.)
John H. Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1992.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
W.H. Gerdts, Once Upon an Island: Stephen Scott Young in the Bahamas, New York, 2012, pp. 86, 91, 93, no. 60, illustrated.
Stephen Scott Young painted Old Shoes in the summer of 1992 at Beach House on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Both the artist and his subject jumped the fence surrounding this picturesque private property to get to the isolated corner depicted in the present work. The boy depicted is one of several youths that modeled for the artist at the time. The boy had come barefoot, but Young had him pose in his own paint-splattered shoes for the present work.
Please note the additional information for this lot:
The work is dated and signed '1992/SS Young' (lower right).
The medium is watercolor and gouache on paper laid down on board.
An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes
An expert introduction to the movement, from its origins in France to its flowering on a private island off the coast of New England
From Surrey to Sydney, 5 homes around the world created by titans of 20th-century architecture — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
PurseBop outlines the four stages that mark the evolution of an Hermès connoisseur, and the bags that accompany each