Life’s Work of Ronald Carvell Meaux Tops $10,000 at Gray’s Auctioneers Gray’s Auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio is thrilled to announce the results of sale for the life’s work of a previously unknown, self-taught, Cleveland artist, Ronald Carvell Meaux, whose introduction t
News-Antique.com - Jul 02,2012 - Gray’s Auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio is thrilled to announce the results of sale for the life’s work of a previously unknown, self-taught, Cleveland artist, Ronald Carvell Meaux, whose introduction to the art market sparked international interest and fiercely competitive bidding at Gray’s June 27th auction.
Sold in group lots of artfully selected works, Meaux’s portfolio of imagery secured hammer prices that well exceeded estimates and expectations for this previously, completely unknown artist. Meaux’s lyrical abstractions express the pathos of an embattled, homosexual, African American man struggling with his identity in a Midwestern city in the 1960s. Featuring such fantastic titles as Bacchanale with Telepathic Window and The Metamorphosis and Influence of an Ancient Demi-God or Aphrodite Feigning Virginity, Summer 1965, his dynamically expressive paintings and works on paper are a revelation of the artist’s personal demons.
Meaux passed away in a state of total reclusion in 2012, with neither friends nor family to take on his final expenses. Gray’s is currently working with the consignor and local authorities to see that the proceeds from the artist’s exceptional auction performance are used to finally and properly put Meaux’s body to rest, bringing dignity to the passing of this late, great Cleveland artist.