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Three Bowery Figures

Artist:
Lester Johnson (American, 1919–2010)
Date:
1964
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
68 x 90 in. (172.7 x 228.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.92
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Lester Johnson
the artist, New York (1964–84; sold through the Zabriskie Gallery, New York to MMA)

New York. Zabriskie. "Lester Johnson: The Early Paintings 1957-1967," September 14–October 15, 1983, unnum. brochure (as "3 Bowery Signs").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Aspects of the City," July 31–September 30, 1984, no catalogue.

Bronx Museum of the Arts. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 2–March 24, 1985, unnum. brochure.

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 17–June 2, 1985, unnum. brochure.

Queens. Jamaica Arts Center. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 15–July 27, 1985, unnum. brochure.

Staten Island Museum. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 8–October 20, 1985, unnum. brochure.

New York. City College of New York. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 25–December 13, 1985, unnum. brochure.

Mark Riebling. "'Aspects of the City' Mixes Variety of Artists and Styles." Columbia Daily Spectator (September 7, 1984), p. 5.

Lowery S. Sims. The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. brochure, Bronx Museum of the Arts. New York, 1985, unpaginated.



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