Lot 21
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LESLIE GARLAND BOLLING | Despair

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
Sold
7,500 USD
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Description

  • Leslie Garland Bolling
  • Despair
  • inscribed LG Bolling and titled Despair
  • carved wood on a 7/8 inch wooden base

Provenance

Private Collection, Virginia (gift from the artist)
By descent to the present owner (her niece) 

Exhibited

Richmond, Virginia, Academy of Arts, The Wood Sculptures of Leslie Bolling, 1935
Richmond, Virginia Library of Virginia, Freeing Art from Wood: The Sculpture of Leslie Garland Bolling, 2006, p. 108

Catalogue Note

A self-taught artist, Leslie Garland Bolling was the first African American sculptor to receive national attention during his lifetime. Bolling's primary subjects consisted of portraits, nudes, and working people. When considering the nude, Bolling stylized figures to emphasize the sense of voluptuousness and sensuality. Bolling's robustness of style is comparable to that of his contemporary Gaston Lachaise.
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