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.
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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.
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