African Theme #2, 1950-53 signed and dated 'Alston 53' (lower left) oil on canvas 36 1/8 x 27in. (91.7 x 68.6cm)
PROVENANCE: Essie Green Galleries, New York. Acquired from the above by the present owner.
EXHIBITED: New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1952 Annual of Contemporary American Painting, 17 November 1952-14 January 1953.
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