Australian born sculptor Clement Meadmore (February 9, 1929 - April 19, 2005) is perhaps one of the most undervalued artists of his generation. A master of minimalist sculpture, Meadmore is a highly celebrated artist whose work has yet to be valued by the market at the same level as it is valued art historically.
Chicago based Leslie Hindman auctions are selling two fantastic works by Meadmore at their upcoming May 2nd Modern and Contemporary Art /American and European Art sale to be held at their Chicago headquarters.
According to the Meadmore estate website:
“In a typical sculpture by Clement Meadmore, a single, rectangular volume repeatedly twists and turns upon itself before lunging into space, as if in a mood of aspiration or exhilaration, or simply to release physical forces held in tension. Meadmore's works have always fused elements of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. Since Meadmore's sculptures are often large, this impression of effortless physical grace is simultaneously underscored and called into question through the fluid signature like immediacy of their physicality.”
The Meadmore estate is currently working on the artist’s catalogue raisonne which will likely help raise the profile of his work.
Details of the two Meadmore sculptures being sold by Leslie Hindman are as follows:
Sale 197 Lot 151
Up Ended, 1969
edition of 4, inscribed Meadmore and dated
16 x 56 x 17 inches.
Estimate $ 20,000-30,000
Irving Galleries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sale 197 Lot 152
Branching Out, 1981
edition 9/15, inscribed Meadmore, and dated
Height: 5 1/4 inches.
Estimate $ 6,000-8,000
Property from the Estate of Lucile Stone, Naples, Florida
Meadmore is represented in collections at major museums in Australia, as well as at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art and others in the United States and Japan. Large-scale sculptures have been installed on college campuses throughout the country, including Princeton University, Columbia University, and the University of Michigan. One-person exhibitions have been held at the Contemporary Sculpture Center, Tokyo; Amarillo Art Center, Texas; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan; Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico; Jacksonville Art Museum, Florida; and Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio.
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