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Lot 896

Mylo Quam Drawing Two Fantastical Figures 1973

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Quam, Mylo (American/New York/North Dakota, 1941 - 1996) Two Fantastical Figures, 1973, graphite on paper, signed at left, depicting two stylized figures in a partial embrace. Matted and in silver tone vinyl frame 22 x 15 inches. Born in North Dakota, Quam studied Greek language and other classical subjects at Brandeis, Boston, and New York Universities, and worked as a translator of Greek plays while just 17 years old. After a successful career as an actor that included numerous Off-Broadway performances and a leading role in the 1968 Broadway production of Royal Hunt of the Sun, Quam turned his focus to painting. He had numerous solo shows including Gallery A, Flynn Gallery, CFM Gallery, Brewster Gallery, Imperial Gallery, Runyon Winchell Gallery and the Gallery of Erotic Art, all in New York City. Quam's work was also exhibited at the John Pense Gallery in San Francisco, the Clark-Whitney Gallery in Massachusetts, the Barrett House and Desmond Weiss Galleries in Poughkeepsie, and for many years at the Ann Leonard Gallery in Woodstock. Quam's paintings were exhibited internationally, as well, notably in a solo exhibition in Haiti-- the first by an American artist in that country. In addition, he was one of four artists to represent the United States in La Biennale di Venezia, Italia of 1986. As a young man, Quam designed sets and/or costumes for the Actor's Playhouse in New York City, the Lucas Hovig Ballet Company, and the Opera Municipal de Marseilles, France. He also created illustrations for The Story of O published by Grove Press in 1970 and a series of lithographs, Une Saison En Enfer, based on the poem by Rimbaud in 1975. Quam established a home in Shokan, New York in 1965 and was widely appreciated in the Woodstock region for his vast knowledge, intelligence, and wit, all of which are evidenced in his paintings. Biography Source: Peter Bissell, the Woodstock Artists Association.

Condition

One small tear at upper center, age toning throughout, staining at upper right edge. Unexamined outside of the frame. Frame with accretions and abrasions throughout.

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