Modern and Contemporary Art /01 June 2003


Lawrence Calcagno (1913-1993)

Sunbands V
USA, 1969
acrylic and oil on canvasacrylic and oil on canvas
82 h × 120 w in (208 × 305 cm)

Calcagno studied in San Francisco with Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko, incorporating their large-scale ethereal aesthetic. The artist met Martha Jackson in 1953 and had a one-person exhibition in her legendary gallery.

provenance: Brooklyn Museum of Art, sold to benefit the acquisitions program

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $7,020

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