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January Day 2: Postwar & Contemporary Art

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 602

Ras Aykem "Jack Johnson" Oil Painting Basquiat Style

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Ras Aykem Ramsey (Barbadian, 20th/21st c). Oil on canvas painting depicting the American boxer John Arthur "Jack" Johnson (American, 1878-1946). Akyem is closely associated with the Rastafarianism movement and is often compared to Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Sight; height: 31 1/4 in x width: 31 in. Framed; height: 35 in x width: 34 3/4 in.


The painting is in good condition with no visible tears or creases. There is an area of minute paint loss along the upper right quadrant. The surface is stable, and the color is bold and bright. When inspected under UV light, there is no sign of restoration. There is some undulation to the canvas and it is slightly loose on the canvas. There is a stretcher bar mark along the top margin. Light wear to the frame. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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