Summer in Paris #8

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  • Provenance

    The Artist
    G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Birmingham
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Rachel Davis Auctioneers, Cleveland, October 20, 2018, lot 318
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    Ed Clark

    American • 1926 - 2019

    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 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 traveled to, including New York, Paris, Morocco, Brazil, Greece, Yucatan, Martinique, Nigeria, and China. From his figurative works 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

Summer in Paris #8

signed and dated "Ed Clark 94" lower right
dry pigment and acrylic on Arches paper
25 7/8 x 34 5/8 in. (65.6 x 88 cm.)
Executed in 1994.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

sold for $100,000

Contact Specialist
John McCord
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New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019