Bonhams NYC 2022

Vicci Sperry Paintings Exhibited in Bonham’s The Medium is the Message in NYC

Women Artists in Contemporary Art | 29 August – 9 September 2022

A Selling exhibition of contemporary art by by groundbreaking Women Artists from the 1950s to the present, during New York’s Armory Week

Bonhams will also shine a light on lesser-known female artists who were pioneers in the Abstract Expressionist movement like Bernice Bing, Natalia Dumitresco, and Vicci Sperry. Included in the exhibition is Visions, 1966-67 by Bing (1936-1998), a queer Chinese American artist who was a well-respected figure in the San Francisco art scene during the 1960s and was largely influenced by Zen calligraphy, Taoism and Buddhist philosophy. A painting of Bing’s from the same period, Big Sur, 1967, achieved an auction world record at Bonhams in 2020. Also often overlooked, Sperry (1900-1995) will have three paintings and a work on paper included in the exhibition all coming directly from the artist’s estate.  A student of Hans Hofmann, Vicci was integral member of the Greenwich Village art scene, and this will be the first time in over fifty years that her work is publicly exhibited in New York.

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