Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Gouache on paper, ink signed and numbered 1973 at lower right, matted and framed.
Sight size 10 x 15 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions 16 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.
Sam Middleton left his native Harlem in New York City to travel the world in the merchant marine. Still a wanderer in mid-1950s, he was gaining recognition abroad as a serious and talented visual artist. Like many Black Americans before him, Middleton found some comfort circulating in societies less racially sensitive than the United States. As a result, he became an expatriate and built his career while living in Amsterdam. Middleton has received international critical acclaim for over fifty years. In the United States his works are exhibited in New York's Whitney Museum, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Some staining and surface grime (mostly to matting, but some visible on work itself); not examined out of frame.