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DoneDec 10, 2020 5:37 PM EST
New York, NY, United States
Auction Details

African American Art

This sale will include significant works by innovative artists, including a fine example of Gamin, an iconic sculpture of the Harlem Renaissance, by Augusta Savage, which was acquired directly from the artist. Faith Ringgold?s Tut and Betty?a fabulous disco couple from 1979?is a highlight of the sale: the pair of soft sculptures will be the first of Ringgold?s wonderful dolls to come to auction, an important but rarely exhibited facet of her work. Water Baby, 1987, an excellent example of Emma Amos?s late 1980?s series of paintings of women bathers, and Head, a dynamic 2004 stoneware sculpture by Simone Leigh, also feature. The auction includes several prints and multiples by contemporary artist Kara Walker, including her large 1996 lithograph, l?ll Be a Monkey?s Uncle. A strong group of post-war and contemporary abstract and figurative paintings includes work by Ernie Barnes, Frank Bowling, Sam Gilliam, Kenneth Victor Young, and Hughie Lee-Smith, with Man with the White Flag, a large 1987 canvas that epitomizes the surrealism found in his late-career painting.
Auction Curator:
Nigel Freeman
Director of African American Fine Art
Lot Number: Lowest

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