Lot 13: James Havard, “Sioux Playground,” Work on Paper, 1975
27 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Acrylic and pastel on paper mounted on foam core.
James Havard (b.1937) - American sculptor and painter
Signed and dated “Havard, 75” in pencil on lower right, recto.
Titled in pencil on lower left, recto.
Dimensions: 39 ⅞ x 30 in x 1 ¼ in (101.28 x 76.2 x 3.175 cm)
James Havard (American, b.1937)
Colliding illusionistic and abstract imagery, the early works of James Havard (American, b.1937) are sites of synthesis and simultaneous discordance. They serve as visual precursors to certain forms of contemporary art with their pastel colors and apparently arbitrary compositions that nevertheless elicit a semiotic language. In the late 1970s Havard began looking to Native American culture for inspiration, and moved away from trompe l’oeil techniques of shadow painting. His works are included in the collections of the Guggenheim, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, and LACMA, Los Angeles, among others.
In overall good condition. Tiny pinholes in corners with areas of minute paper loss to edges, small dent to right edge. Colors vibrant and fresh.
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