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Alfred Leslie, ‘Sam's Crooked Collage’, Christie's
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Alfred Leslie

Sam's Crooked Collage

Oil and canvas collage on reinforced fiberboard
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Alfred Leslie (b. 1927)

Sam's Crooked Collage

signed, titled and dated 'Sams Crooked …

Alfred Leslie (b. 1927)

Sam's Crooked Collage

signed, titled and dated 'Sams Crooked Collage Alfred Leslie 1960' (on the reverse)

oil and canvas collage on reinforced fiberboard

49 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.)

Executed in 1960.

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Signed, titled and dated 'Sams Crooked Collage Alfred Leslie 1960' (on the reverse)
Alfred Leslie
American, b. 1927
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The ever-versatile Alfred Leslie has been on the frontlines of many major movements in postwar American art. Early in his career, Leslie ran with the Abstract Expressionists in New York, producing immense, lush abstractions and counting Barnett Newman, Franz Kline, and critic Clement Greenberg among his close associates. From there, Leslie would experiment radically, making silkscreen boxes years before Andy Warhol’s emergence and painting hyper-realistic figurative scenes that would show alongside Chuck Close and Philip Pearlstein. “I don't think he's gotten his due,” Whitney curator Barbara Haskell once said. “I think he did fall between the cracks chronologically…I think it was difficult for people to understand his career as one unit.” Leslie was also at the forefront of experimental film, collaborating with Robert Frank to make Pull My Daisy (1959), a tribute to the Beat generation featuring Richard Bellamy, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Neel, and Larry Rivers.

Alfred Leslie, ‘Sam's Crooked Collage’, Christie's
Alfred Leslie, ‘Sam's Crooked Collage’, Christie's
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About the work
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Alfred Leslie (b. 1927)

Sam's Crooked Collage

signed, titled and dated 'Sams Crooked …

Alfred Leslie (b. 1927)

Sam's Crooked Collage

signed, titled and dated 'Sams Crooked Collage Alfred Leslie 1960' (on the reverse)

oil and canvas collage on reinforced fiberboard

49 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.)

Executed in 1960.

Signature
Signed, titled and dated 'Sams Crooked Collage Alfred Leslie 1960' (on the reverse)
Alfred Leslie
American, b. 1927
Follow

The ever-versatile Alfred Leslie has been on the frontlines of many major movements in postwar American art. Early in his career, Leslie ran with the Abstract Expressionists in New York, producing immense, lush abstractions and counting Barnett Newman, Franz Kline, and critic Clement Greenberg among his close associates. From there, Leslie would experiment radically, making silkscreen boxes years before Andy Warhol’s emergence and painting hyper-realistic figurative scenes that would show alongside Chuck Close and Philip Pearlstein. “I don't think he's gotten his due,” Whitney curator Barbara Haskell once said. “I think he did fall between the cracks chronologically…I think it was difficult for people to understand his career as one unit.” Leslie was also at the forefront of experimental film, collaborating with Robert Frank to make Pull My Daisy (1959), a tribute to the Beat generation featuring Richard Bellamy, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Neel, and Larry Rivers.

Alfred Leslie

Sam's Crooked Collage

Oil and canvas collage on reinforced fiberboard
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.