Harper T. Phillips (American, 1928-1988), "Bouquet from Ligon"-1984, acrylic and metallic lacquer on Arches paper, signed in lower right quadrant "Phillips", verso with applied artist's label "Bouquet from Ligon - acrylic and metallic lacquer on Arches 26" x 34" 750.00 Harper T. Phillips 195 Willoughby Ave Brooklyn, N.Y. 11205 718-5518 718-4290". Gestural abstract painting with almost loose and organic composition. Framed approximately 35" x 27". Sight approximately 30.25" x 22.5". Provenance: From the Private Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Calvin Wayne McLarin, Atlanta, Georgia. Note: Phillips was born in Courtland, Alabama, and a former student of Hayward Oubré at Alabama State College in Montgomery. Phillips was a member of the art department at Grambling College, Louisiana, taught at Fisk University and later in New York City. Phillips' paintings are held in the permanent collections of Paul R. Jones, University of Delaware, and Atlanta University.
Arches paper mounted to board. Board with scattered residue, not distracting, likely original to piece, most prevalent left margin. Paper edges with some wear, most noticeable to lower right corner. Under black light examination, no other damage, losses or repairs detected.