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John Wesley
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GYM TEACHER
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
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587
John Wesley
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GYM TEACHER
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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John Wesley
B. 1928
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GYM TEACHER
signed, titled and dated 2002 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
63 1/8 by 53 in. 160.3 by 134.6 cm.
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Provenance

Collection of the artist
Phillips, New York, Artists for Chinati, 13 March 2006, Lot 12 (donated by the above)
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Fredericks & Freiser, John Wesley New Paintings, March - April 2002
Greenberg Van Doren, New York, Tête à Tête, June - July 2005
Venice, Fondazione Prada, John Wesley Retrospective, June - October 2009, p. 767, illustrated in color
Hong Kong, de Sarthe Gallery, John Wesley Paintings: 1960s - 2000s, October - November 2011, p. 27, illustrated in color
New York, Fredericks & Freiser, John Wesley: Together and Alone, September - October 2018

Catalogue Note

"Wesley's continuing vogue as a painter is more closely akin to that of a great jazz musician or songwriter. In the enclave of enthusiasts, he is John Wesley, an acknowledged master, the Cole Porter of painting. Those who know know; those who care care; those who don't know or don't care do not have a clue."

Dave Hickey, "Touché Boucher: John Wesley's Gallant Subjects,” Artforum, October 2000, p. 116

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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