DONALD ROLLER WILSON | LEO
DONALD ROLLER WILSON | LEO
DONALD ROLLER WILSON | LEO
DONALD ROLLER WILSON | LEO
DONALD ROLLER WILSON | LEO
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DONALD ROLLER WILSON | LEO

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

DONALD ROLLER WILSON | LEO

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Sold:20,000USD

Lot Details

Description

DONALD ROLLER WILSON

b.1938

LEO 


signed, titled and dated August 4 1971

oil on canvas

Canvas: 60 by 66 in. (152.4 by 167.6 cm.)

Framed: 61 by 67 in. (154.9 by 170.1 cm.)


PROVENANCE

David Findlay Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. There is subtle cracking, most notably along the edges of the composition and visible upon close inspection. There are areas of varnish which fluoresce under ultraviolet light. Framed without glazing.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

David Findlay Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“Donald Roller Wilson. The name conjures up an image of an evangelical preacher with his own circus side show. Reverend Roller Wilson’s Church of the cross-dressing chimpanzee… Ladies and Gentle souls, if you are Jung at heart, you are about to enter the surreal estate of Donald Roller Wilson. It is a world where the progeny of Jane Goodall and Charles Pierce stand paw in paw in the primordial dusk… Every Roller Wilson tells a story. Literally. A cross between William Faulkner and Dr. Seuss with a bit of the Old Testament. A biblical baklava, layered with allegory and imagery… Ans if you see as many Rollers as have, maybe you too will think that Darwin was wrong. Maybe the gene pool is a jacuzzi and that Reverend Donald is beckoning you to jump in without preconceptions.”


(Robin Williams in A Strong Night Wind: The Art of Donald Roller Wilson)

Contemporary Art Online | New York
Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT