Paper ; mounted on blue paper. The water marks are part of the collage.
Some yellowing due to aging. Throughout his career, the Harlem, N. Natives abstracted collages and prints have been inspired by jazz, though the Dutch landscape also provided an impetus. In the early 1950s, Middleton was part of New Yorks Cedar Tavern scene. In 1955 he moved to Mexico, then Spain, Sweden and Denmark, settling in The Netherlands in 1961.Middleton was part of the considerable contingency of expatriate African-American artists in Europe. In the late 1950s-early 1960s, he regularly was included in American exhibitions, including at New Yorks Whitney Museum and Brooklyn Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Fine Art. From Europe, he sustained his reputation in the United States, resulting in his inclusion in several prominent books on African-American art. His work is in museums in Australia, Israel and The Netherlands, including Amsterdams Stedelijk Museum and Venlos Van Bommel Van Dam Museum, which in 1997 organized a Middleton retrospective. His work is part of the Whitney Museum permanent collection, which included him in its 1962 exhibition 40 Artists Under 40. And and was included in the 2015 inaugural exhibition for the museum's new building on the High Line.
The item "AFRICAN-AMERICAN SAM MIDDLETON ORIGINAL PAINTING ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM 1963" is in sale since Wednesday, May 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art". The seller is "modarte123" and is located in Amsterdam.
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