Ronald Von Ehmsen (American, d. 1963) Jazz.
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Ronald Von Ehmsen (American, d. 1963)
Jazz. Signed "VON/EHMSEN/57" l.r. Oil on canvas, 43 1/2 x 35 1/2 in., unframed. Condition: Canvas deformations, very loose on stretcher, abrasions, creasing, paint losses, surface grime.
Ronald Von Ehmsen was shot and killed at the age of 31. Brief biographical material, including a reproduction of a cartoon drawn by Ed Gordon showing one of Von Ehmsen's exploits in front of Cafe Rafio (of which he was co-owner) in Greenwich Village and an excerpt from The Village Voice, accompany the lot.