Lot 59 of 565:
Large double-sided original painting by Charles Bukowski  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$3,900
Estimate:
$5,000 - $8,000

Title:
Large double-sided original painting by Charles Bukowski
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Place:
[Los Angeles]
Publisher:
Date:
[n.d.]
Description:

Double-sided painting, matted and framed with plexiglass. Image size approximately: 39x29 cm (15¼x11¼"); framed: 53x40 cm (21x16").

A large, original double-sided painting by Bukowski. Bukowski has done two paintings, one on each side of a thick sheet of artist's paper. One painting is a bold color portrait of an interracial couple that lived in Bukowski's building in Los Angeles in the 1960s. They are shown here standing in their underwear, holding hands, looking directly at the viewer. The other work is an abstract done in black paint utilizing images that came into the poet's mind as he listened to a Laker's game on the radio...a bottle of Miller beer, a tire with "tubeless" painted below, and a portrait of an athlete's face, with "Lakers / KABC" painted in the top corner. Both pieces are signed "Buk." Two striking examples of Bukowski's visual work, matted and framed under glass so both sides are visible. These paintings are notably of a larger size than other Bukowski paintings that have surfaced on the market. Provenance: John Martin of Black Sparrow Press.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Two small dampstains at the bottom edge of the "Lakers" painting; else appears near fine.
 
Item number:
309622
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