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John Dunlap and David Claypool, The Official First Edition of the Constitution, 1787, ink on paper, 16 1/8 by 10 1/8in. Private collection. Photography courtesy of Sotheby’s, Inc.

Original print of U.S. Constitution at heart of Crystal Bridges show

 

John Dunlap and David Claypool, The Official First Edition of the Constitution, 1787, ink on paper, 16 1/8 by 10 1/8in. Private collection. Photography courtesy of Sotheby’s, Inc.

John Dunlap and David Claypool, The Official First Edition of the Constitution, 1787, ink on paper, 16 1/8 by 10 1/8in. Private collection. Photography courtesy of Sotheby’s, Inc.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will open We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy, placing a rare, original print of the U.S. Constitution — there are just 11 known in the world — in conversation with works of art that provide diverse perspectives on the nation’s founding principles. Original prints of other founding and historical documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the proposed Bill of Rights and the Emancipation Proclamation will also be on view alongside works by influential historical and contemporary artists, including several works new to the Crystal Bridges collection by Shelley Niro, Roger Shimomura and Luis C. Garza. A new Mark Bradford work, in which he shall be, will debut in the exhibition. We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy will be on view from July 2 to January 2, 2023.

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Charles White, ‘I Have a Dream,’ est. $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Bonhams

Bonhams to auction exquisite African American art collection Sept. 28

Charles White, ‘I Have a Dream,’ est. $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Bonhams

Charles White, ‘I Have a Dream,’ est. $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Bonhams

LOS ANGELES – On September 28, Bonhams will offer the collection of Dr. Sarah Gray, which comprises a wonderful selection of prints and original media by African American artists. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000), ‘Market Scene,’ 1966, Gouache on paper. Museum purchase, 2018.22 © Jacob Lawrence / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Chrysler Museum of Art receives $225K in grants for Jacob Lawrence show

Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000), ‘Market Scene,’ 1966, Gouache on paper. Museum purchase, 2018.22 © Jacob Lawrence / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000), ‘Market Scene,’ 1966, gouache on paper. Museum purchase, 2018.22 © Jacob Lawrence / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image provided by The Chrysler Museum of Art

NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art was awarded three grants totaling $225,000 from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Getty Foundation, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. The funding will support the major exhibition Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence & the Mbari Club, co-curated by Kimberli Gant, Ph.D., the Chrysler Museum of Art’s McKinnon curator of modern & contemporary art, and Ndubuisi Ezeluomba, Ph.D., the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Francoise Billion Richardson curator of African art. The show will debut at the Chrysler Museum of Art in fall 2022 and then travel to the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art in 2023.

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Joan Miro's ‘Barcelona VIII,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Picasso, Miro highlight Doyle New York Apr 20 Prints & Multiples sale

Joan Miro's ‘Barcelona VIII,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Joan Miro’s ‘Barcelona VIII,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

NEW YORK – More than 200 lots will tantalize bidders at Doyle New York‘s April 20 Prints & Multiples sale. The catalog includes artworks ranging from the 17th century to the 21st, and from works on paper to ceramics. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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An early draft of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail sold for $185,000.

MLK letter triumphs at Swann printed and manuscript sale

An early draft of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail sold for $185,000.

An early draft of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail sold for $185,000.

NEW YORK—Swann Galleries’s March 25 sale of Printed & Manuscript African Americana brought strong results that crossed all categories, with the sale totaling $1,075,786, and 88% of lots finding buyers. “This sale reflected an increased recognition of the importance of Black history, driven by the events of the last year. The material is getting into the hands of the passionate collectors and dedicated museums and archives who will help preserve this history for future generations,” noted Rick Stattler, the house’s vice president and specialist for the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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