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    • Ed McGowin (American b.1938), David Smith Exhibition Corcoran Gallery, Signed Lower Left Ed McGowin '69, Lithograph, Frame: 23 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (59.7 x 80 cm.)
      Apr. 09, 2024

      Ed McGowin (American b.1938), David Smith Exhibition Corcoran Gallery, Signed Lower Left Ed McGowin '69, Lithograph, Frame: 23 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (59.7 x 80 cm.)

      Est: $200 - $400

      Ed McGowin (American b.1938), David Smith Exhibition Corcoran Gallery, Signed Lower Left Ed McGowin '69, Lithograph, Property from the Estate of Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz

      Weschler's
    • William Edward "Ed" McGowin (American/Mississippi)
      Dec. 07, 2023

      William Edward "Ed" McGowin (American/Mississippi)

      Est: $600 - $800

      William Edward "Ed" McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938), "Inflatable Sculpture with T.V.", acrylic on canvas, unsigned, gallery label with artist and title on stretcher, 56 in. x 50 in., framed, overall 51 1/4 in. x 57 1/8 in. x 1 1/2 in. Provenance: Property of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund; Neal Auction, Feb. 11, 2017, lot 911.

      Neal Auction Company
    • Ed McGowin, American (b. 1938), Divorce, 1980, acrylic, airbrush, and collage on paper, 22"H x 30"W
      Oct. 07, 2023

      Ed McGowin, American (b. 1938), Divorce, 1980, acrylic, airbrush, and collage on paper, 22"H x 30"W

      Est: $300 - $500

      Ed McGowin American, (b. 1938) Divorce, 1980 acrylic, airbrush, and collage on paper Titled and dated lower right. Exhibited: Iolas Gallery, NY. Biography from Greg Thompson Fine Art: Ed McGowin was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and now lives in New York with his wife Claudia DeMonte who is also a fine artist. McGowin received his B.A. at the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.A. from the University of Alabama. He has been a practicing fine artist for over four decades. McGowin's tongue in cheek views on life, the human experience and storytelling come from his rich Southern heritage and are reflected in his dynamic artwork which has as many dimensions as his multiple names. From 1970 -1972 McGowin legally changed his name twelve times in a concrete and metaphorical way to "break out" of the common aesthetic rut which so many artists can fall prey. Changing his name(s) gave him the freedom to pursue his artistic aspirations along many avenues, creating a spherical exploration of his talents and muses rather than the traditional linear one. Under the names: Alava Isaiah Fost, Lawrence Steven Orlean, Irby Benjamin Roy, Nathan Ellis McDuff, Euri Ignantius Everpure, Isaac Noel Anderson, Nicholas Gregory Nazianzen, Thorton Modestus Dossett, Ingram Andrew Young, Melvill Douglas O'Connor, Edward Everett Updike and William Edward McGowin he (they) have created a myriad of penetrating two-dimensional, three-dimensional and multi-dimensional work in a variety of media and aesthetic which has found its way into some of the most important public and private collections in the United States.

      Ripley Auctions
    • Ed McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938)
      Jan. 11, 2023

      Ed McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938)

      Est: $500 - $700

      Ed McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938), "Because of Jim", 1964, mixed media on board, signed, titled and dated lower right, inscribed with artist en verso, 16 7/8 in. x 22 1/8 in., unframed. Condition: Overall fair condition.

      Neal Auction Company
    • ED MCGOWIN - Big Mother
      Feb. 08, 2022

      ED MCGOWIN - Big Mother

      Est: €5,000 - €10,000

      ED MCGOWIN USA 1938 Big Mother. c. 1985 Painting on wood size 133 x 80 x 80 cm PROVENANCE Philippe Staib, New York Private collection

      Subastas Segre
    • SIGNED ED MCGOWIN SCULPTURE
      Dec. 05, 2019

      SIGNED ED MCGOWIN SCULPTURE

      Est: $200 - $400

      Ed McGowin ( American 1938-) Molded plastic sculpture signed and dated on verso Ed McGowin 66. 15"H x 15"W

      Curated Estates
    • Ed McGowin (NY, DC, MS, born 1938) "Faces"
      Oct. 27, 2019

      Ed McGowin (NY, DC, MS, born 1938) "Faces"

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Ed McGowin (Washington DC, New York, Mississippi, born 1938) Monumental Painting "Faces". Signed and dated verso on canvas. Housed in an elaborate artist-made book form frame. Provenance: Jamison/Thomas Gallery New York. (Original Purchase Price $20,000). Collectors of note include: The Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Mississippi Museum of Art, AT&T, Inc., JP Morgan Chase Bank, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Sight Size: 34 x 34 in. Overall Size: 54 x 54 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Ed McGowin, (American, b. 1938), Oceola, carved and painted wood, 25"h x 35"w x 5 1/4"d
      Apr. 08, 2018

      Ed McGowin, (American, b. 1938), Oceola, carved and painted wood, 25"h x 35"w x 5 1/4"d

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Ed McGowin (American, b. 1938) Oceola carved and painted wood 25"h x 35"w x 5 1/4"d Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist Property from the Collection of The Rev. Audrey Taylor Gonzalez, Memphis, Tennessee

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Ed McGowin, (American, b. 1938), Malcolm and Maddox, carved and painted wood, 33"h x 41"w x 1 1/2"d
      Apr. 08, 2018

      Ed McGowin, (American, b. 1938), Malcolm and Maddox, carved and painted wood, 33"h x 41"w x 1 1/2"d

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Ed McGowin (American, b. 1938) Malcolm and Maddox carved and painted wood 33"h x 41"w x 1 1/2"d Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist Property from the Collection of The Rev. Audrey Taylor Gonzalez, Memphis, Tennessee

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Ed McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938)
      Feb. 12, 2017

      Ed McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938)

      Est: $300 - $500

      Ed McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938), "Inflatable Sculpture with T.V.", acrylic on canvas, unsigned, gallery label with artist and title en verso, 56 in. x 50 1/4 in., period frame. Provenance: Property of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund. Note: A Hattiesburg, MS native, Ed McGowin completed an undergraduate degree at Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) in Hattiesburg in 1960, studying in the small art department with Vernon Merrifield, Walter Lok and Charles Ambrose. After one semester of graduate painting studies at the University of Alabama, McGowin accepted a position as an art instructor and returned to Mississippi Southern, teaching there until his move in 1962 to Washington, D.C., then a more supportive environment for a Southern artist than New York. McGowin rapidly established himself as a pioneering figure in the art worlds of New York, Washington and Baltimore during the 1960s and 1970s. An exhibition of his paintings was presented at the Corcoran Gallery in December of 1962. Following this first exhibition at the Corcoran, he was invited by Henrietta Ehrsam to join her stable of artists at the Henri Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. During the 1960s, he witnessed a proliferation of new styles and movements including Pop, Neo-Dada, Minimalism, Post-Minimalism, Conceptual, Earth and Feminist art. In April 1964 McGowin wrote that his art would be: “changing constantly, never repeating anything no matter how much I like it....I don’t want to be put in any school or group. It is too confining—I want to be able to do anything I damn please—which is the only way….I don’t want a label unless the label is change. I change every day, every hour, every second. Why shouldn’t my art change, and the more the better…” In keeping with this desire, McGowin had his name changed legally twelve times in 1970 as a didactic work of art, creating and exhibiting works under each name as a way “to explore a theory I conceived about the way art history would evolve in the future.” In the 1970s and 1980s, there was an developing sense of the importance of contemporary Southern art, and McGowin and his unique works were an important part of the foundation for the future acceptance of Southern artists. Over the course of his career, McGowin was recognized as an “artist’s artist,” known for his technical skill, innovation and unique vision. Due, in part, to his continual evolutions in styles and materials, as well as his deliberate use of diverse names in his projects, McGowin remains an elusive artist in large part. At times baffling critics and the general public, he has avoided the creation of easily identifiable imagery. The work offered here is an example of that imagery, depicting a mysterious and dramatically-lit interior with a narrative known only to the artist. Ref.: Gruber, Richard J. “Ed McGowin and T.M. Dossett: True Stories and The Southern Voice.” Ed McGowin. http://www.edmcgowin.com. Accessed August 13, 2016.

      Neal Auction Company
    • Ed McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938)
      Sep. 25, 2016

      Ed McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938)

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      Ed McGowin (American/Mississippi, b. 1938), "Inflatable Sculpture with T.V.", acrylic on canvas, unsigned, gallery label with artist and title en verso, 56 in. x 50 1/4 in., period frame. Provenance: Property of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund. Note: A Hattiesburg, MS native, Ed McGowin completed an undergraduate degree at Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) in Hattiesburg in 1960, studying in the small art department with Vernon Merrifield, Walter Lok and Charles Ambrose. After one semester of graduate painting studies at the University of Alabama, McGowin accepted a position as an art instructor and returned to Mississippi Southern, teaching there until his move in 1962 to Washington, D.C., then a more supportive environment for a Southern artist than New York. McGowin rapidly established himself as a pioneering figure in the art worlds of New York, Washington and Baltimore during the 1960s and 1970s. An exhibition of his paintings was presented at the Corcoran Gallery in December of 1962. Following this first exhibition at the Corcoran, he was invited by Henrietta Ehrsam to join her stable of artists at the Henri Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. During the 1960s, he witnessed a proliferation of new styles and movements including Pop, Neo-Dada, Minimalism, Post-Minimalism, Conceptual, Earth and Feminist art. In April 1964 McGowin wrote that his art would be: “changing constantly, never repeating anything no matter how much I like it....I don’t want to be put in any school or group. It is too confining—I want to be able to do anything I damn please—which is the only way….I don’t want a label unless the label is change. I change every day, every hour, every second. Why shouldn’t my art change, and the more the better…” In keeping with this desire, McGowin had his name changed legally twelve times in 1970 as a didactic work of art, creating and exhibiting works under each name as a way “to explore a theory I conceived about the way art history would evolve in the future.” In the 1970s and 1980s, there was an developing sense of the importance of contemporary Southern art, and McGowin and his unique works were an important part of the foundation for the future acceptance of Southern artists. Over the course of his career, McGowin was recognized as an “artist’s artist,” known for his technical skill, innovation and unique vision. Due, in part, to his continual evolutions in styles and materials, as well as his deliberate use of diverse names in his projects, McGowin remains an elusive artist in large part. At times baffling critics and the general public, he has avoided the creation of easily identifiable imagery. The work offered here is an example of that imagery, depicting a mysterious and dramatically-lit interior with a narrative known only to the artist. Gruber, Richard J. “Ed McGowin and T.M. Dossett: True Stories and The Southern Voice.” Ed McGowin. http://www.edmcgowin.com. Accessed August 13, 2016.

      Neal Auction Company
    • Ed McGowin (American b. 1938), Game Inscape, mixed media collage
      Nov. 06, 2015

      Ed McGowin (American b. 1938), Game Inscape, mixed media collage

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Ed McGowin (American b. 1938) Game Inscape Signed McGowin l.r. Mixed media collage; apparently in good condition. Framed.* 41-3/4 x 29-3/4 in (106 x 75.6 cm)

      Weschler's
    • Ed (William Edward) McGowin
      May. 23, 2010

      Ed (William Edward) McGowin

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Ed (William Edward) McGowin (Mississippi/Washington D.C., b. 1938), "Study for the Jacksonian", mixed media on masonite, pencil-signed lower right, signed, dated "1964" and inscribed en verso, 38 in. x 23 in., in a period frame.

      Neal Auction Company
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