Lot 239
Sam Middleton (1927-2015), Untitled (Mexican Matadors)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mixed media and collage on Masonite, signed and dated 1957 at lower left, framed.

DOA 35.5 x 12.5 in.

From the Estate of the late Mary L. Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Raised in Harlem, Sam Middleton joined the Merchant Marines in 1944. After a decade back in New York City, he left the United States for good in 1956. That year he was awarded a scholarship from the Instituto Allende in Mexico City; the year he was first able to focus full time on his art. This period was also when he developed what would become his signature medium - collage. The date of this painting is particularly important, as 1957 was the year of his first solo show, mounted at the GalerĂ­a Excelsior, Mexico City.

Some yellowing to varnish.

$2,000 - 4,000