Hot and Cold

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2007.

  • Artist Bio

    Ed Clark

    American • 1926

    Born in pre-Civil Rights era New Orleans, Clark joined the Air Force at age 17 and served in Guam during World War II. Afterwards, he utilized the GI Bill by enrolling in the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and later the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. Perceiving that his race would impact the future of his career less in France than in the United States – he noted that “The French never put race on ID cards”– Clark decided to reside in Paris even after the expiration of his GI bill before settling in New York in the late 1950s.

    Though associated with Abstract Expressionism, Ed Clark has continuously and audaciously transformed his artistic language over a career spanning six decades. His experiments with color, form, and shaped canvas are a testament to his restless inventiveness, a quality inspired by the cultures of the many places he’s resided in and travelled to, including New York, Paris, Morocco, Brazil, Greece, Yucatan, Martinique, Nigeria, and China. From his figurative works, including Stove, to his egg-shaped abstract pieces, Clark has always imbued his art with a delicate balance of colorful energy and peaceful tranquility.

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Ed Clark

Hot and Cold

signed and dated "Clark 07" lower right; signed, titled and dated "07 Ed Clark TITLE HOT & COLD" on the reverse
oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 66 1/4 in. (120 x 168.3 cm.)
Painted in 2007

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

sold for $337,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 432 and 450 Park Avenue