December 4, 04:59 AM GMT
40,000 - 60,000 HKD
FIVE WORKS ON PAPER AND ARCHIVAL MATERIALS
(I) SIDE PROFILES
(IV) FIGURES IN A PARK
(V) "SEASON'S GREETING" CARD
(i) Print on paper
(ii) Ink on paper
(iii) Ink and colors on paper
(iv) Watercolor and pencil on paper
(v) Ink and colors on paper
(i) Signed, inscribed and dated 52
(ii) Signed and inscribed
(iii) Signed, inscribed and dated Dec 1951
(v) Signed, inscribed and dated 57
(i) 50 by 33 cm; 19¾ by 13 in.
(ii) 29.5 by 45 cm; 11½ by 17¾ in.
(iii) 45 by 30 cm; 17¾ by 11¾ in.
(iv) 19.5 by 24 cm; 7¾ by 9½ in.
(v) 12.5 by 18.5 cm; 5 by 7¼ in.
Gifted from the artist to the late Ms. Alice Barry Sears
Thence by descent to the present owner
In 1951-52, when taking a class taught by Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Art Students League in New York, Sudjana Kerton came to know Alice Barry Sears (1926-2012) – a young artist who had recently received a BFA at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, done some graphic design, and then moved to the east coast with her husband. The Kertons and Sears developed a friendship that year that was long maintained.
Sudjana Kerton gifted Alice Barry Sears these five works on paper, hitherto unknown. All surviving letters are included in the present lot.
In addition to letters (several of which are illustrated with Kerton’s sketches), the lot contains vintage photographs of the artist and his family, exhibition and sales brochures, and miscellaneous documents including newspaper clippings, announcements, and advertisements, all of which Kerton sent to Alice Barry Sears to keep her abreast of the progress of his career.