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The Juggler #1

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The Juggler #1 exemplifies Lee-Smith’s most recognized and discussed paintings of the mid-1960s, which are characterized by their mysterious atmosphere and ambiguity and often feature isolated figures within a bleak, decaying landscape. Here, three figures appear on a crumbling concrete jetty...

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Signed

Signed in oil, lower left

Provenance

About 1964, the artist. Private collection, N. Y. October 7, 2008, African-American Fine Art Sale #2156, Swann Galleries, New York, lot 40, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund and Sophie M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

Art © Estate of Hughie Lee-Smith/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

about 1964

Dimensions

Height x width: 32 x 24 in. (81.3 x 61 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1404

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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