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Auction Description for Ripley Auctions: African American Fine Art

African American Fine Art

(77 Lots)

by Ripley Auctions

Platinum House

77 lots with images

May 30, 2013

Live Auction

2764 E 55th Place

Indianapolis, IN, 46220 USA

Phone: 317 251 5635

Fax: 253 322 5430

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Walter Oliver Neal, (African American, b. 1947), The Burden, Oil on board, 18

Lot 1: Walter Oliver Neal, (African American, b. 1947), The Burden, Oil on board, 18" x 14"

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Description: Walter Oliver Neal (African American, b. 1947) The Burden Oil on board 1991. Signed LR and titled verso. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Walter Oliver Neal studied at Howard University in Washington, D.C., graduating with a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting in 1975. While still a student at Howard, he founded AMKA Graphics, a graphic design company. The company was later merged with Reflections Unlimited. Neal concentrated on silkscreen poster art, designed for major concert venues, and while working as a graphic designer for the Federal Government, he continues to serve as artistic Director for his company. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Howard University Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; and the Evans-Tibbs Art Gallery. 18" x 14"

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Walter Oliver Neal, (African American, b. 1947), Man at the water, Oil on board, 18

Lot 2: Walter Oliver Neal, (African American, b. 1947), Man at the water, Oil on board, 18" x 14"

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Description: Walter Oliver Neal (African American, b. 1947) Man at the water Oil on board 1992. Signed and dated LR. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Walter Oliver Neal studied at Howard University in Washington, D.C., graduating with a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting in 1975. While still a student at Howard, he founded AMKA Graphics, a graphic design company. The company was later merged with Reflections Unlimited. Neal concentrated on silkscreen poster art, designed for major concert venues, and while working as a graphic designer for the Federal Government, he continues to serve as artistic Director for his company. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Howard University Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; and the Evans-Tibbs Art Gallery. 18" x 14"

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Hale Woodruff, (African American; 1900 - 1980), Country Road, Oil on canvas, 19.75

Lot 2A: Hale Woodruff, (African American; 1900 - 1980), Country Road, Oil on canvas, 19.75" x 25.75"

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Description: Hale Woodruff (African American; 1900 - 1980) Country Road Oil on canvas c. 1938. Signed. Born in Cairo, Illinois in 1900 and raised in Tennessee, Hale Woodruff began attending the John Herron School of Art in 1920, studying under William Forsyth. In 1924, he was forced to quit due to financial pressure. Although finances were always a concern, he continued to persevere, winning the 2nd prize Bronze Medal from the Harmon Foundation for a group of five paintings, including 3 landscapes, a portrait of two women, and a landscape with figures. In addition, he entered the Hoosier Salon in Chicago which accepted three of his paintings. Soon after, he sailed to France where he spent four years studying and painting. There he met the notable African-American artist Henry O. Tanner who emphasized the importance of the human figure, as opposed to the landscapes Woodruff preferred to paint. Upon his return to the States in 1931, he accepted a teaching position at Atlanta University. There, Woodruff created and directed the annual Atlanta University art exhibitions which brought African-American artists to national attention. Artistically, his work shifted from provincial landscapes and figure studies to social realist scenes and stylized landscapes. In 1935, he experienced a career breakthrough when he had two woodcuts appear in a major exhibition entitled, "An Art Commentary on Lynching" at the Arthur U. Newton Galleries in New York City. In 1936, Woodruff received a grant that allowed him to assist Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. His work with Rivera and support from the Federal Arts Project compelled him to undertake his famous Amistad murals for Talledega College, Alabama, which were installed in 1939. By 1946, Woodruff had moved to New York City to work at New York University. His work began to take on influence from the abstract expressionist movement and included more and more African imagery. He completed large mural commissions for the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company in Los Angeles portraying African-American contributions to California history and six murals for Atlanta University titled "The Art of the Negro". New York University showed its appreciation for Woodruff by mounting his first retrospective exhibition, covering his work between 1927 and 1967. In reaction to the Civil Rights March in 1963, he formed the group, Spiral, with Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, and Norman Lewis to explore their common cultural experiences as black artists. Woodruff was asked in 1965 by the Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, to be a member of the U.S. delegation to the 1st World's Festival of Negro Art in Dakar, Senegal. He was also invited to spend a month visiting Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. In 1979, the Studio Museum in Harlem mounted a retrospective exhibition of Woodruff's work. It was to be his last major exhibition. Hale A. Woodruff died on September 6, 1980. Throughout his career, Hale Woodruff succeeded not only in illuminating the black experience and the importance of heritage to African-Americans, but also in increasing awareness of the contributions of African-Americans to the growth of the United States with his considerable talents. 19.75" x 25.75"

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Three drawings by Ben Macala;

Lot 3: Three drawings by Ben Macala;

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Description: Three drawings by Ben Macala; (South African; 1938 - 1997) Ben Macala started his art career in 1965 and although largely self-taught, he also attended classes under Cecil Skotnes and Bill Ainslie at the Jubilee Art Centre in Johannesburg in 1967. Although Macala started off as a sculptor he also became very well known for his pictorial work. In his sculpture as well as in his paintings and drawings he is especially fond of creating heads, most often female heads as well as mother-and-child studies.??He worked in crayons and mixed media. Some of his earlier faces were Madonna-like, with serene qualities. These later became popularized and stylized and he began presenting these faces in group compositions. He was one of the first commercial black artists who's work was seen all over the country, even in the days of apartheid. 40" x 12" (largest), 9 1/4" x 8" (remaining)

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Sam Gilliam, (African American; 1933 - ), Untitled, Mixed media construction, 36

Lot 4: Sam Gilliam, (African American; 1933 - ), Untitled, Mixed media construction, 36" x 32" x 6"

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Description: Sam Gilliam (African American; 1933 - ) Untitled Mixed media construction c. 1989. Signed LR, artist label verso. Sam Gilliam's spontaneous and improvisational techniques, particularly his pouring of vivid pigment on to un-stretched, draped canvas, make him one of the foremost artists to emerge from the Washington art scene. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1933, Gilliam spent his youth in Louisville, Kentucky. He studied art at the University of Louisville, where he had his first solo exhibition. In 1962, he moved to Washington D.C. where he was to remain. Here, he was introduced to the Washington Color School. His own innovation was to use bold colors on draped, unframed canvases. In the seventies, Gilliam moved away from the draped canvases and became influenced by jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. He started producing dynamic geometric collages, which he called "Black Paintings" due to the hue. Again, in the 1980s Gilliam's style changed dramatically to quilted paintings reminiscent of African patchwork quilts from his childhood. His most recent works are textured paintings that incorporate metal forms. Gilliam's ability to move beyond the draped canvas, coupled with his ability to adopt new series keeps the viewers interested and engaged. This has assured his prominence in the art world as an exciting and innovative contemporary painter. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Speed Museum, Louisville, 1959, 1961; Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington D.C., 1965; MOMA, Buenos Aires, 1965; Smithsonian Institute, 1968; Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1968; Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969; Art Institute of Chicago, 1970; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1971; MOMA, NY, 1969, 1971; Pace Gallery, 1972; James A. Porter Gallery, 1970. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Modern Art; Phillips Collection; Washington Gallery of Modern Art; National Collection of Fine Arts; Corcoran Gallery; Howard University; Carnegie Institute; and the Walker Art Center, MN. 36" x 32" x 6"

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Benny Andrews, (African American; 1930 - 2006), War Bastard Composition, 12

Lot 5: Benny Andrews, (African American; 1930 - 2006), War Bastard Composition, 12" x 18"

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Description: Benny Andrews (African American; 1930 - 2006) War Bastard Composition c. 1973. Born in Madison, Georgia, the son of sharecroppers, Benny Andrews studied at Fort Valley State College (1948-50). After serving in the Korean War with the United States Air Force, he was able, with funds from the G.I. Bill, to enter the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (1954-58), studying with Jack Levine and Boris Margo. He was generally viewed as an outsider, unyielding to the trends of abstraction at the time he was developing at the Art Institute. His work focused on figurative social commentary depicting the struggles, atrocities, and everyday occurrences in the world, especially in the African American community. In his drawings, paintings, and collages, Andrews continued to pursue representational art, which has been his focus throughout his long career. "Benny Andrews is a remarkable draftsman whose work is characterized by great economy of means," Patricia P. Bladon wrote in Folk: The Art of Benny and George Andrews. "He infuses his drawings with the same integrity and passion which characterize his large-scale paintings." Adversity did not deter him from honing his personal style, nor did increasing popularity quiet his social concerns. As his career flourished he continued to speak out on the inequalities facing African American artists and helped found the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition. He spent 29 years teaching art at Queens College and served as the Director of the Visual Arts program, a division of the National Endowment for the Arts (1982-84). His work received both critical praise and commercial acceptance. Elected to the National Academy of Design in 1977, he was awarded premier fellowships and exhibited widely in this country and abroad. Benny has served as a curator, critic, and writer. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1997 and has received numerous awards and accolades. He maintained studios in Brooklyn, New York, and Litchfield, Connecticut. During his career, he exhibited at Forum Gallery, NYC, 1962-6; New School For Social Research, NYC, 1968; Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1963; Illinois State Museum; Rhode Island School of Design, 1969; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, 1970; San Francisco Museum of Art; Spelman College, Atlanta, 1971; Talladega College, Atlanta, 1971; ACA Gallery, NYC, 1972. His work is found in more than thirty major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Morris Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Newark Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, Detroit Institute of Arts, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and the National Museum of African Art, as well as many private collections. 12" x 18"

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Walter Henry Williams, (African American; 1920 - 1998), Marguerites, Nine color woodcut in yellow-green, yellow, orange, red, purple...

Lot 6: Walter Henry Williams, (African American; 1920 - 1998), Marguerites, Nine color woodcut in yellow-green, yellow, orange, red, purple...

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Description: Walter Henry Williams (African American; 1920 - 1998) Marguerites Nine color woodcut in yellow-green, yellow, orange, red, purple, white and three greens c. 1961. Pencil signed and dated LR. Number 66/210. Painter, printmaker and sculptor, Walter Williams studied art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School under Ben Shahn, Reuben Tam, and Gregoria Prestopino. He also spent a summer studying art at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In 1955, Williams won a Whitney Fellowship that permitted him to work and travel in Mexico. He also won a National Arts and Letters Grant in 1960 and the Silvermine Award in 1963. Williams moved to Copenhagen, Denmark in the 1960's to escape the discrimination of the United States, While he was in Copenhagen, he created a series of colorful woodcuts of black children playing in fields of flowers. He returned to the United States to serve as artist-in-residence at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Here he completed a body of work informed by the experiences of being an African American living in the South. Walter H. Williams died in Copenhagen in June 1998. His work is included in the collections of many prominent institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Howard University, and the National Gallery of Arts, Washington D.C. 11 1/2" x 31" on 16" x 36" sheet

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Doris Bradley, (African American; mid 20th Century), Soldier, plus 2 others , Painted ceramic relief, glazed ceramic

Lot 7: Doris Bradley, (African American; mid 20th Century), Soldier, plus 2 others , Painted ceramic relief, glazed ceramic

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Description: Doris Bradley (African American; mid 20th Century) Soldier, plus 2 others Painted ceramic relief, glazed ceramic Soldier, c. 1941, painted ceramic relief, 9" x 7", signed and dated; from the estate of the artist; A pair of glazed ceramic vessels, c. 1950; the larger: green drip over a brown speckled body, pinched, 3"h, initialed, "D.B"; with a cup, blue glaze over a white body, pinched, 2"h, signed and dated. The thin walls and pinched, asymmetrical shapes are reminiscent of the work of George Ohr. Provenance: the estate of the artist. Bradley worked as a sculptor and ceramicist from the 1940s-60s. She participated in exhibits at the People's Art Center, which was located at 3657 Grand Square. Other artists involved with this organization include Donald Charpiot and Houston Chandler. Bradley executed sculpture in various mediums, including clay, wood, and metal.

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Bob Thompson, (African American; 1937 - 1966), Untitled, Oil on cardboard, 27.5

Lot 8: Bob Thompson, (African American; 1937 - 1966), Untitled, Oil on cardboard, 27.5" x 40.75" (image). 33" x 46" (frame).

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Description: Bob Thompson (African American; 1937 - 1966) Untitled Oil on cardboard c. 1961. Signed lower left: "B. Thompson '61" Signed verso: "B. Thompson '61" Provenance: Private Collection, New York Exhibited: Jason McCoy Gallery, New York. PAPER BAND, curated by Stephanie Buhmann. July 11 - August 24, 2012. Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937, Bob Thompson studied art at the University of Louisville and Boston University before moving to New York in 1959. Between 1961 and 1966, he traveled the European continent, immersing himself in museums and painting. He produced approximately 1000 paintings and drawings in a career cut short by his untimely death in Rome. Thompson blended the compositions of Renaissance and Baroque masterworks with the painterly freedom espoused by Abstract Expressionism and the brazen color palette of the German Expressionists. In so doing, he made traditional themes relevant for a contemporary audience. His first solo exhibition was held at the Delancey Street Gallery, NY in 1960. From there he exhibited widely, including the Art Institute of Chicago, 1964; Dayton Art Institute, 1964; the Martha Jackson Gallery, NY, 1963-4, 1968, 1976; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, 1964, 1965; Paula Johnson Gallery, NY, 1964; Brooklyn College, 1969; Boston Museum of Fine Art, 1970; and the La Jolla Museum of Art, 1970, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, 1978. Most recently, in 1988, the Whitney Museum of American Art held a major traveling retrospective of his work featuring over 100 of his paintings. His work may be found in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Dayton Art Institute; Denver Art Museum; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Indianapolis Museum of Art,? LaJolla Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Museum of Art, Utica, NY;?Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists, Boston, MA; Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC;?National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. 27.5" x 40.75" (image). 33" x 46" (frame).

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Bob Thompson, (African American; 1937 - 1966), Portrait of Carol, Oil on paper., 16

Lot 9: Bob Thompson, (African American; 1937 - 1966), Portrait of Carol, Oil on paper., 16" x 11"

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Description: Bob Thompson (African American; 1937 - 1966) Portrait of Carol Oil on paper. c. 1958. Signed and dated. Exhibited: "The Ecstasy of Influence" Pairings: Gandy Brodie and Bob Thompson, SHFAP, NY, 2011. "Seeking Bob Thompson: Dialogue/Object", Cressman Center for Visual Arts, University of Louisville, KY, October 19-November 24, 2012. Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937, Bob Thompson studied art at the University of Louisville and Boston University before moving to New York in 1959. Between 1961 and 1966, he traveled the European continent, immersing himself in museums and painting. He produced approximately 1000 paintings and drawings in a career cut short by his untimely death in Rome. Thompson blended the compositions of Renaissance and Baroque masterworks with the painterly freedom espoused by Abstract Expressionism and the brazen color palette of the German Expressionists. In so doing, he made traditional themes relevant for a contemporary audience. His first solo exhibition was held at the Delancey Street Gallery, NY in 1960. From there he exhibited widely, including the Art Institute of Chicago, 1964; Dayton Art Institute, 1964; the Martha Jackson Gallery, NY, 1963-4, 1968, 1976; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, 1964, 1965; Paula Johnson Gallery, NY, 1964; Brooklyn College, 1969; Boston Museum of Fine Art, 1970; and the La Jolla Museum of Art, 1970, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, 1978. Most recently, in 1988, the Whitney Museum of American Art held a major traveling retrospective of his work featuring over 100 of his paintings. His work may be found in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Dayton Art Institute; Denver Art Museum; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Indianapolis Museum of Art,? LaJolla Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Museum of Art, Utica, NY;?Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists, Boston, MA; Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC;?National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. 16" x 11"

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Bob Thompson, (African American; 1937 - 1966), Dawn, Ink, gouache over print, 5

Lot 10: Bob Thompson, (African American; 1937 - 1966), Dawn, Ink, gouache over print, 5" x 7"

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Description: Bob Thompson (African American; 1937 - 1966) Dawn Ink, gouache over print c. 1964. Signed. Exhibited: Pairings: Gandy Brodie/Bob Thompson, 'The Ecstasy of Influence', in association with Martha Henry, Inc. Fine Art, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY, February 2011 Bob Thompson Drawings, in association with Martha Henry, Inc. Fine Art, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY, November 2011 – January 2012. Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937, Bob Thompson studied art at the University of Louisville and Boston University before moving to New York in 1959. Between 1961 and 1966, he traveled the European continent, immersing himself in museums and painting. He produced approximately 1000 paintings and drawings in a career cut short by his untimely death in Rome. Thompson blended the compositions of Renaissance and Baroque masterworks with the painterly freedom espoused by Abstract Expressionism and the brazen color palette of the German Expressionists. In so doing, he made traditional themes relevant for a contemporary audience. His first solo exhibition was held at the Delancey Street Gallery, NY in 1960. From there he exhibited widely, including the Art Institute of Chicago, 1964; Dayton Art Institute, 1964; the Martha Jackson Gallery, NY, 1963-4, 1968, 1976; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, 1964, 1965; Paula Johnson Gallery, NY, 1964; Brooklyn College, 1969; Boston Museum of Fine Art, 1970; and the La Jolla Museum of Art, 1970, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, 1978. Most recently, in 1988, the Whitney Museum of American Art held a major traveling retrospective of his work featuring over 100 of his paintings. His work may be found in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Dayton Art Institute; Denver Art Museum; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Indianapolis Museum of Art,? LaJolla Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Museum of Art, Utica, NY;?Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists, Boston, MA; Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC;?National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. 5" x 7"

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Charles Davis, Street Scene, Oil on canvas, 12

Lot 11: Charles Davis, Street Scene, Oil on canvas, 12" x 9"

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Description: Charles Davis Street Scene Oil on canvas c. 1948. Signed "Ch Davis 1948". Label on verso has the number "95", and the name, "Charles Davis" and the address: "127 Randolph Pl" (this is the address of the Barnett-Aden Gallery in Washington DC, and Davis exhibited there in the 1940s. It is unclear if the scene is Washington DC or Chicago). An easel painter for the WPA division of the Illinois Art Project, fine-art painter and print maker, Charles Davis was African American artist who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with George Neal and at Hull House. He depicted people of the Bronzeville neighborhood where he lived and felt much sympathy for the residents. He was quoted: "These people and the whole neighborhood have something to say. I want to paint real people and real places." His work was exhibited at the Art Institute in 1938, 1940 and 1941. His painting, "Newsboy", in the collection of Howard University Gallery of Art, toured from December 1940 to January 1941 in an exhibition called "Art of the American Negro". The Library of Congress was the first venue. One of his murals is located in the Hall Library in Chicago. 12" x 9"

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Shirley Lee Bolton, (African American; 1945 - 1984), Urban Scene, Oil on canvas, 32

Lot 12: Shirley Lee Bolton, (African American; 1945 - 1984), Urban Scene, Oil on canvas, 32" x 30"

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Description: Shirley Lee Bolton (African American; 1945 - 1984) Urban Scene Oil on canvas c. 1968. Signed and dated LR. Painter, educator, and illustrator, born in Lexington, Georgia. Bolton studied at the University of Georgia and was an assistant professor of art at the University of West Florida. She exhibited at Atlanta University, 1964-70; University of Georgia, 1970; High Museum of Art, Atlanta 1971, 1973; and the Carnegie Institute, 1971-72. Her work can be found in the collections of the Atlanta Univ. Negro Collection; the Carnation Milk Company, Los Angeles; University of Georgia; and the Johnson Publishing Co., Chicago. 32" x 30"

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Charles Elmer Harris (Beni E. Kosh) (African American, 1917-1993);

Lot 13: Charles Elmer Harris (Beni E. Kosh) (African American, 1917-1993);

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Description: Charles Elmer Harris (Beni E. Kosh) (African American, 1917-1993); Adam and Eve. Oil on board. Artist stamp verso. Born in 1917, Charles Elmer Harris changed his name to Beni E. Kosh in the 1960's. His name translates to "Son of Ethiopia." He was based in Cleveland and studied under Paul Travis at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Kosh was also affiliated with both the Sho-Nuff Art Group and the Karamu House. Kosh rarely exhibited or sold his work while he was alive, indeed his work was "rediscovered" days after his death when hundreds of paintings were rescued, catalogued, and sold. He has been included in shows at Cleveland State University, Butler Institute of American Art, and the Riffe Gallery. He was also featured in the catalog, Yet We Still Rise, African-American Art in Cleveland, 1920-1970. 23.5" x 15.75"

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Richard Williams, (African American; 20th C.), Two Children, Watercolor on paper, 16.25

Lot 14: Richard Williams, (African American; 20th C.), Two Children, Watercolor on paper, 16.25" x 15.75" (image). Framed.

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Description: Richard Williams (African American; 20th C.) Two Children Watercolor on paper African American portraitist whose work was exhibited at the Harmon Foundation, 1931 and is found in the permanent collection of Roosevelt High School, Chicago. He was a charter member of the Chicago Art League. 16.25" x 15.75" (image). Framed.

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Charles Alston, (African American; 1907 - 1977), Head of a Girl, Limestone, 13.25

Lot 15: Charles Alston, (African American; 1907 - 1977), Head of a Girl, Limestone, 13.25" H on limestone base measuring 3.5" x 13" x 10"

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Description: Charles Alston (African American; 1907 - 1977) Head of a Girl Limestone Included is the original bill of sale showing Mrs Robert Popper purchased "Head of a Girl" directly from the artist on May 5, 1956. Unsigned. Charles Henry "Spinky" Alston was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, muralist, and teacher who lived and worked in Harlem the majority of his life. Born in 1907 in Charlotte, North Carolina, his family relocated to New York after his father's untimely death and his mother's remarriage to Henry Pierce Bearden, Romare Bearden's uncle. He attended Columbia University and Columbia University's Teaching College. It was while there that he began teaching at the Harlem Arts Workshop, founded by Augusta Savage. In 1938, the Rosenwald Fund provided money for Alston to travel to the South, which was his first return there since leaving as a child. His travel with Giles Hubert, an inspector for the Farm Security Administration, gave him access to certain situations and he photographed many aspects of rural life. These photographs served as the basis for a series of genre portraits' depicting southern black life. In 1950, he became the first African-American instructor at the Art Students League. In 1953 he had his first solo exhibition at the John Heller Gallery, and in 1963 he co-founded the artist's collective Spiral with Romare Bearden and Hale Woodruff. Alston's style varied from abstraction to realism as a sculptor, painter, illustrator, and print maker. This diversity reflects influences ranging from Egyptian and Oceanic art to more contemporary artistic styles like Cubism and Abstract Expressionism. His figures characteristically maintain a sculpture like quality derived from his earlier studies in African sculpture. His subjects, however, were derived mainly from the experiences of his life and time. Alston states, "As an artist . . . I am intensely interested in probing, exploring the problems of color, space and form, which challenge all contemporary painters. However, as a black American . . . I cannot but be sensitive and responsive in my painting to the injustice, the indignity, and the hypocrisy suffered by black citizens." His work can be found in the collections of many major institutions, including, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Atlanta University, the Butler Institute, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art 13.25" H on limestone base measuring 3.5" x 13" x 10"

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Elizabeth Catlett, (African American; 1915 - 2012), Fiesta, Serigraph, 26.5

Lot 16: Elizabeth Catlett, (African American; 1915 - 2012), Fiesta, Serigraph, 26.5" x 19"

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Description: Elizabeth Catlett (African American; 1915 - 2012) Fiesta Serigraph Signed. Edition of 200. Born in Washington D.C., Elizabeth Catlett grew to be an artist best known for her politically charged, black expressionistic sculptures and prints. She attended Howard University where she studied design, printmaking and drawing. In 1940, Catlett became the first student to receive an M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. Grant Wood instilled in her the idea of working with subjects that she, the artist, knew best. She was inspired to create Mother and Child in 1939 for her thesis. This limestone sculpture won first prize in its category at the American Negro Exposition in Chicago, 1940. From there, she studied ceramics at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1941; lithography at the Art Students League of New York, 1942-43; and with sculptor Ossip Zadkine in New York, 1943. In 1946 Catlett received a Rosenwald Fellowship that allowed her to travel to Mexico City where she studied wood carving with Jose L. Ruiz and ceramic sculpture with Francisco Zuniga. There, she worked with the Taller de Grafica Popular, (People's Graphic Arts Workshop), a group of printmakers dedicated to using their art to promote social change. The TGP inspired her to reach out to the broadest possible audience, which often meant balancing abstraction with figuration. "I learned how you use your art for the service of people, struggling people, to whom only realism is meaningful," she later said of this period. After settling in Mexico and later becoming a Mexican citizen, she taught sculpture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City until retiring in 1975. Ms. Catlett was more concerned with the social dimension of her art than its novelty or originality. "I have always wanted my art to service my people - to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential." Catlett's work is represented in museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City and the National Museum in Prague. 26.5" x 19"

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Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), 13.5

Lot 18: Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), 13.5" x 10.5" (image)

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Description: Albert Wagner (African American; 1924 - 2006) Folk artist who grew from humble beginnings in rural Arkansas, the son of sharecroppers, to part of the northern migration as his family moved to Ohio to seek out new opportunities. After a period of excess, he returned to God, founding his own church and creating art with uncompromising biblical and societal commentary. His art has been exhibited in galleries around Ohio, as well as in Maryland and New York. Wagner is the subject of the 2008 documentary, One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story 13.5" x 10.5" (image)

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Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), 14.5

Lot 19: Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), 14.5" x 13.25" (image). 30" x 24" (original frame).

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Description: Albert Wagner (African American; 1924 - 2006) Folk artist who grew from humble beginnings in rural Arkansas, the son of sharecroppers, to part of the northern migration as his family moved to Ohio to seek out new opportunities. After a period of excess, he returned to God, founding his own church and creating art with uncompromising biblical and societal commentary. His art has been exhibited in galleries around Ohio, as well as in Maryland and New York. Wagner is the subject of the 2008 documentary, One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story 14.5" x 13.25" (image). 30" x 24" (original frame).

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Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), Figural Composition, Oil on board, 30

Lot 20: Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), Figural Composition, Oil on board, 30" x 20" (image). 40.75" x 30.25" (original fram...

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Description: Albert Wagner (African American; 1924 - 2006) Figural Composition Oil on board Folk artist who grew from humble beginnings in rural Arkansas, the son of sharecroppers, to part of the northern migration as his family moved to Ohio to seek out new opportunities. After a period of excess, he returned to God, founding his own church and creating art with uncompromising biblical and societal commentary. His art has been exhibited in galleries around Ohio, as well as in Maryland and New York. Wagner is the subject of the 2008 documentary, One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story 30" x 20" (image). 40.75" x 30.25" (original frame).

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Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), Two drawings, 10

Lot 21: Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), Two drawings, 10" x 8" (images). 12.5" x 10.5" (original frames).

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Description: Albert Wagner (African American; 1924 - 2006) Two drawings Folk artist who grew from humble beginnings in rural Arkansas, the son of sharecroppers, to part of the northern migration as his family moved to Ohio to seek out new opportunities. After a period of excess, he returned to God, founding his own church and creating art with uncompromising biblical and societal commentary. His art has been exhibited in galleries around Ohio, as well as in Maryland and New York. Wagner is the subject of the 2008 documentary, One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story 10" x 8" (images). 12.5" x 10.5" (original frames).

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Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), 21.5

Lot 22: Albert Wagner, (African American; 1924 - 2006), 21.5" x 27.5" (image). 24" x 29.75" (original frame).

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Description: Albert Wagner (African American; 1924 - 2006) Folk artist who grew from humble beginnings in rural Arkansas, the son of sharecroppers, to part of the northern migration as his family moved to Ohio to seek out new opportunities. After a period of excess, he returned to God, founding his own church and creating art with uncompromising biblical and societal commentary. His art has been exhibited in galleries around Ohio, as well as in Maryland and New York. Wagner is the subject of the 2008 documentary, One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story 21.5" x 27.5" (image). 24" x 29.75" (original frame).

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Beauford Delaney, (African American; 1901 - 1979), Untitled, Oil on paper, 25.5

Lot 23: Beauford Delaney, (African American; 1901 - 1979), Untitled, Oil on paper, 25.5" x 19.5"

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Description: Beauford Delaney (African American; 1901 - 1979) Untitled Oil on paper c. 1962. Signed and dated lower right. Provenance: Swann Galleries, February 6, 2007. Lot 87. Private Collection. Beauford Delaney was born in 1901 in Knoxville, Tennessee to parents who were prominent and well-respected members of Knoxville's black community. While working for a sign company, he was taken as an apprentice by Lloyd Branson, an elderly American Impressionist and Knoxville's best known artist. With his encouragement, Delaney moved to Boston where he learned the essentials of the 'classical techinique' both formally, at the Massachusetts Normal School, the Copley Society, and the South Boston School of Art; and informally, by admiring the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In 1929, Delaney moved to NYC just as the Harlem Renaissance was in full swing. While he was there he took various odd jobs to support himself during the Great Depression. He painted the urban landscapes populated with the disenfranchised people who surrounded him. He also painted portraits, sometimes of his famous friends. Delaney formed close friendships with writers James Baldwin and Henry Miller, as well as artists Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keefe, and Al Hirshfeld. James Baldwin revered Delany as a master to his pupil. Later he remarked that Delaney, '…is a great painter…great art can only be created out of love, and that no greater love has ever held a brush.' In 1953, Delaney left New York for Paris. Feeling a new sense of freedom, his style shifted from the figurative compositions of NY life, to abstract expressionist studies of color and light, notably a vibrant, Van Gogh inspired yellow. He lived his remaining years here, eventually being hospitalized for mental illness and dying in 1979. In 1978, the Studio Museum of Harlem held the first major retrospective of his work. A second was held in 1988 at the Phillippe Briet Gallery. His work has also been shown in exhibitions at the Vendome Gallery, 1947; Whitney Museum of American Art, 1950; Roko Gallery, 1950; University of Maine Art Gallery, 1950; Gallery Clan, 1955; Galerie Prisme, 1956; Galerie Paul Facchetti, 1960-1; Carnegie Institute, 1962; Gallery Lambert, 1973; the High Museum of Art, 2001; Knoxville Museum of Art, 1998; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard, 2001; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2004-5; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2006. His work may be found in the collections of High Museum of Art, Atlanta ; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Anacostia Museum and Center for African History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Massachusetts; Wadsworth Antheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit; Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris. 25.5" x 19.5"

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Palmer Hayden, (African American, 1890-1973), Dreamer, Oil on canvas, 12

Lot 25: Palmer Hayden, (African American, 1890-1973), Dreamer, Oil on canvas, 12" x 18"

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Description: Palmer Hayden (African American, 1890-1973) Dreamer Oil on canvas c. 1940. Signed. "I never had any desire to paint anything about Africa. I painted what Negroes, colored people, us Americans do…we're a brand new race, raised and manufactured in the U.S. I do like to paint what they did." Born in Virginia in 1890, Palmer Hayden moved to Washington D.C. as a teen working odd jobs and eventually joining the Ringling Bros. Circus. Here he made his first foray into art, drawing portraits of the performers for promotions. After an eight year stint in the Army, he moved to New York City where he studied at Columbia University. He took art classes with Victor Perard at the Cooper Union School of Art in 1925. During the summers of 1926 and 1927 he traveled to Maine to study at the Commonwealth Art Colony in Boothbay. The many landscapes and marine studies he painted here were shown in his first exhibition at the Civic Club in New York in 1926. In 1926, he won the first Harmon Foundation gold medal for Distinguised Achievement in the Visual Arts for a painting of Boothbay Harbor titled, "The Schooners". The prize money helped contribute to his trip to France where he had a one man show at Galerie Bernheim-Jeune in 1927 and was included in the Salon des Tuileries in 1930 and the American Legion Exhibition in 1931. Upon returning to New York in 1932, he worked with Mary Beattie Brady at the Harmon Foundation office and also for the WPA and the United States Treasury Art Project between 1934-1940. By the late 1930's, Hayden developed a "consciously naïve" style to represent African-American folklore and contemporary scenes of Harlem. Hayden continued to live and work in New York until his death in 1973. Hayden exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists, 1922-26; Civic Club, NY, 1926; Harmon Foundation, 1928-33; Smithsonian Institute, 1929,1933; Cooperative Art Market, 1933; Art Center, NYC, 1933; Commodore Hotel, 1934; Roerich Museum, 1934; Texas Centennial, 1936; Howard University, 1937; Galeries Bernheim-Jeune, 1937; Boston Museum of Art, 1939; and the American Negro Exposition, 1940. His work can be found in the collections of Fisk University, Atlanta University, and the Oakland Museum 12" x 18"

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Abraham Lincoln Walker, (African American; 1921 - 1933), East St. Louis, Oil on canvas, 26

Lot 26: Abraham Lincoln Walker, (African American; 1921 - 1933), East St. Louis, Oil on canvas, 26" x 32"

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Description: Abraham Lincoln Walker (African American; 1921 - 1933) East St. Louis Oil on canvas Signed lower right. African American artist born in Kentucky and active in St. Louis, Missouri, Abraham Walker was an artist who worked in a wide variety of differing artistic styles, techniques, media, and subject matter.  His social commentary paintings of the 1960's and early 1970's feature a unique combination of three dimensional collage and painting techniques.  His work of the late 1970's through the 1980's is a combination of realistic interpretation of life around East St. Louis, Illinois, and a surrealistic view of life as an African American. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Batelle Institute, Seattle, Washington, 1974; East St. Louis Women's Club, IL, 1974; East St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP, IL, 1974; Organization of Ethnic Studies, Edwardsville, IL, 1975; New Dimension Club, St. Louis, MO, 1976; Illinois State University, 1976; Cemrel's 59th Street Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1976; St. Louis University, 1976; Southern Illinois University, 1977; Haitian-Caribbean Exhibition, 1979; Alpha Upsilon Sigma Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., East St. Louis, Illinois,1993; Scott Air Force Base, Scott Field, Illinois, 1994; The University Museum, Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois, 1995; and the Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 1995. 26" x 32"

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Romare Bearden, (African American; 1911 - 1988), Circe, Wool, 59

Lot 27: Romare Bearden, (African American; 1911 - 1988), Circe, Wool, 59" x 83"

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Description: Romare Bearden (African American; 1911 - 1988) Circe Wool c. 1978. Produced by Modern Master Tapestries, NYC. From an edition of 20. Romare Bearden depicts the mythological figure Circe, portrayed in Homer's Odyssey as a goddess who transforms Odysseus' fleet of the Argonauts into a herd of swine through the use of a magical potion. Here, Circe reclines in her mansion on the island of Aeaea as Odysseus' ship sails past in the distance. Romare Bearden was a prolific artist whose works were exhibited during his lifetime throughout the United States and Europe. His collages, watercolors, oils, photomontages, and prints are imbued with visual metaphors from his past in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Harlem as well as from a variety of historical, literary and musical sources. He was born in 1911 in Charlotte, North Carolina, but raised largely in New York City. His family actively participated in the Harlem Renaissance, which provided the artistic and intellectual foundation for him to emerge as an artist of genuine talent, versatility, and conviction. Bearden studied at New York University, the Art Students League with George Grosz, and Columbia University. His early Social Realist works gradually gave way to cubism in the mid 1940's to express mythological and religious themes. His success as an artist was recognized with his first solo exhibition in Harlem in 1940 and his first solo show in Washington, DC, in 1944 After serving with the army, he was able to travel to Paris and study at the Sorbonne. When he returned from his sojourn, his work became more abstract. In the early 1960's, he began making collages as "an attempt to redefine the image of man in terms of the black experience." Bearden's early collages were composed primarily of magazine and newspaper cuttings. Along with his Projections, which were enlarged photostatic copies of these collages, they mark a turning point in his career and received critical praise. Bearden achieved success in a wide array of media and techniques, including watercolor, gouache, oil, drawing, monotype, and edition prints. He also made designs for record albums, costumes and stage sets, and book illustrations. His work is included in major public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. He has had retrospectives at the Mint Museum of Art (1980), the Detroit Institute of the Arts (1986), and the Studio Museum in Harlem (1991). In 2003 the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., organized a major retrospective of Bearden's work that subsequently traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. 59" x 83"

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Margaret Burroughs, (African American; 1917 - 2010), DuSable Students, Linocut, 16

Lot 28: Margaret Burroughs, (African American; 1917 - 2010), DuSable Students, Linocut, 16" x 17.75"

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Description: Margaret Burroughs (African American; 1917 - 2010) DuSable Students Linocut Edition of 4. Painter, sculptor, educator, illustrator, and writer, Margaret Burroughs was born in Louisiana in 1917. Her family moved to the south side of Chicago in 1922. Here, she studied at the Chicago Normal School and received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in art education at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1940 to 1968 she was a teacher in the Chicago public schools and a professor of humanities at Kennedy-King College in Chicago from 1969-1979. At age 22, she founded the South Side Community Art Center, a community organization that continues to serve as a gallery and workshop studio for artists and students. In the early 1950's, Burroughs started the Lake Meadows Art Fair where African Americans could showcase and sell their art. Burroughs also lived in Mexico for a time, where she studied printmaking and mural painting with the Taller Editorial de Grafica Popular (People's Graphic Workshop) under Leopoldo Mendez, a prominent printmaker of the Diego Rivera circle. When she returned, she and her husband Charles founded the DuSable Museum of African American History in their living room. It remained there for nearly a decade until it moved to its own building in Chicago's Washington Park. Throughout her career, Burroughs worked in many mediums, showing special facility in watercolors and linocut printmaking. For many years, she worked with linoleum block prints to create images evocative of African American culture. She is also an accomplished poet and author of children's books. . In 1975 she received the President's Humanitarian Award, and in 1977 was distinguished as one of Chicago's Most Influential Women by the Chicago Defender. February 1, 1986 was proclaimed "Dr. Margaret Burroughs Day" in Chicago by late Mayor Harold Washington. Burroughs passed away on November 21, 2010. Burroughs work has been exhibited extensively, including at Illinois State University; Winston Salem Teacher's College; Atlanta University, 1942, 1943, 1945; American Exposition, Chicago, 1940; Xavier University, 1963; Howard University, 1961; Hull House, Chicago, 1955; Mexico City, 1955; San Francisco Civic Museum, 1949; Illinois State Fair, 1949; Market Place Gallery, NY, 1950; Kenosha Museum, 1953; South Side Community Art Center, 1941, 1945; McMillen Galleries, NY, 1941. Her work can be found in the collections of Howard University, Alabama State Normal School, Atlanta University, DuSable Museum of African American History, Johnson Publishing Company, and the Oakland Museum. 16" x 17.75"

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Sam Gilliam, (African American, b. 1933), A Fog in the Hollow, Unique monotype on hand-constructed paper, 25.5

Lot 29: Sam Gilliam, (African American, b. 1933), A Fog in the Hollow, Unique monotype on hand-constructed paper, 25.5" x 38.5", irregular s...

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Description: Sam Gilliam (African American, b. 1933) A Fog in the Hollow Unique monotype on hand-constructed paper Signed, titled, dated and inscribed P/P. Sam Gilliam's spontaneous and improvisational techniques, particularly his pouring of vivid pigment on to un-stretched, draped canvas, make him one of the foremost artists to emerge from the Washington art scene. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1933, Gilliam spent his youth in Louisville, Kentucky. He studied art at the University of Louisville, where he had his first solo exhibition. In 1962, he moved to Washington D.C. where he was to remain. Here, he was introduced to the Washington Color School. His own innovation was to use bold colors on draped, unframed canvases. In the seventies, Gilliam moved away from the draped canvases and became influenced by jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. He started producing dynamic geometric collages, which he called "Black Paintings" due to the hue. Again, in the 1980s Gilliam's style changed dramatically to quilted paintings reminiscent of African patchwork quilts from his childhood. His most recent works are textured paintings that incorporate metal forms. Gilliam's ability to move beyond the draped canvas, coupled with his ability to adopt new series keeps the viewers interested and engaged. This has assured his prominence in the art world as an exciting and innovative contemporary painter. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Speed Museum, Louisville, 1959, 1961; Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington D.C., 1965; MOMA, Buenos Aires, 1965; Smithsonian Institute, 1968; Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1968; Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969; Art Institute of Chicago, 1970; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1971; MOMA, NY, 1969, 1971; Pace Gallery, 1972; James A. Porter Gallery, 1970. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Modern Art; Phillips Collection; Washington Gallery of Modern Art; National Collection of Fine Arts; Corcoran Gallery; Howard University; Carnegie Institute; and the Walker Art Center, MN. 25.5" x 38.5", irregular shape

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Gus Nall, (African American; 20th C.), Blue Diva, Oil on canvas, 36

Lot 31: Gus Nall, (African American; 20th C.), Blue Diva, Oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

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Description: Gus Nall (African American; 20th C.) Blue Diva Oil on canvas c. 1955. Signed. Gus Nall studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris. Fellow Chicagoans, Eldzier Cortor and Archibald Motley particularly influenced him. He was featured in Art Gallery Magazine (1968, "The Afro-American Issue"), as well as Carol Myers' Black Power in the Arts. His work, Lincoln Speaks to Freedmen on the Steps of the Capital at Richmond, is in the collection of the DuSable Museum of African-American History. 36" x 36"

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Augusta Christine Fells Savage, (African American; 1892 - 1962), Gamin, Plaster, 9

Lot 32: Augusta Christine Fells Savage, (African American; 1892 - 1962), Gamin, Plaster, 9" H.

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Description: Augusta Christine Fells Savage (African American; 1892 - 1962) Gamin Plaster c. 1930. Inscribed and signed. Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida in 1892, Augusta Savage began molding clay at an early age. Despite great opposition from her family, Savage was determined to pursue a career in the arts as a sculptor. She moved to New York to study sculpture at the Cooper Union School of Art, where she was soon commissioned to create a portrait bust of W.E.B. Du Bois and other African American leaders including Marcus Garvey. In 1924 the sculpture of her nephew, Gamin, won the Julius Rosenwald Fellowship, which gave her the opportunity to study in Paris for one year. After returning home from Europe, Savage shared her art and experiences by establishing the Savage Studio of Arts and Crafts to provide adult art education. She also later became the first director of the Harlem Community Arts Center, where she played a crucial role in the development of young African American artists. This art center became a model for others across the country, including Chicago's Southside Community Art Center. From 1936-1937, Savage was a project supervisor for the WPA Federal Arts Project. She left this postion to work on a commission for the 1939 New York World's Fair, a monumental sculpture called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" or "The Harp". It stood over 16 feet tall and was the most popular and most photographed work of the fair. Sadly, she lacked the funds necessary to get it cast in bronze or moved and stored, and it was destroyed. After this great disappointment, Augusta Savage lived out her remaining years in relative anonymity focusing instead on family and writing. Savage's sculptural focus was the human figure, predominantly children and portraits of friends. She worked in plaster painted to resemble bronze. Though her art and influence within the art community is well documented, the location of much of her work is unknown. Gamin is on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution. 9" H.

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Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Study for a Mural, Charcoal and graphite on brown paper, 25

Lot 33: Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Study for a Mural, Charcoal and graphite on brown paper, 25" x 26", asymmetrical shape...

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Description: Phillip Hampton (African American; b. 1922) Study for a Mural Charcoal and graphite on brown paper c. 1955. Portion of a mural study. Mural was divided into sections. Signed. Born in 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri, Phillip Hampton studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. Throughout his career, he inspired, not only with his art, but with his teaching. He was an associate professor of art and design at Savannah State College between 1952 and 1969, and associate professor of painting and design at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. His work has been exhibited at Mid-America Galleries, Kansas City, MO, 1950 & 1952; 44th Newport Annual Exhibit (RI), 1955; Atlanta University, 1958; Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA, 1959; Fourth Coastal Empire Arts Festival, Savannah, GA, 1964 (purchase prize), Contemporary Art Festival, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 (prize), 1966 (prize), 1967 (prize), National Watercolor and Print Competition, Knoxville, TN, 1964; Southeastern Exhibit of Prints, Jacksonville, FL; Lincoln University, 1966; Beaux Arts Guild, Tuskegee Institute, AL, 1967(purchase award), A&M University, 1968; Savannah Art Association, 1969; Smith-Mason Gallery, Washington D.C., 1971. Most recently, he was featured in the exhibition African American Abstractions: St. Louis Connections at the St. Louis Art Museum, 2008; as well as an exhibition at the Regional Arts Commission Gallery in St. Louis, 2009. His work is found in the collections of Liberty National Bank, Savannah, GA; Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO; South County Bank, Clayton, MO; Tuskegee Institute, AL; Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA. Hampton continues to approach art from an analytical and scientific point of view, his work inspired by the self-imposed question, "What is reality and what makes reality real?" His preferred medium is acrylic 25" x 26", asymmetrical shape, imperfections.

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Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Abstract Composition, Acrylic with applied string on masonite, 60

Lot 34: Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Abstract Composition, Acrylic with applied string on masonite, 60" x 48"

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Description: Phillip Hampton (African American; b. 1922) Abstract Composition Acrylic with applied string on masonite c. 1968. Signed. Born in 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri, Phillip Hampton studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. Throughout his career, he inspired, not only with his art, but with his teaching. He was an associate professor of art and design at Savannah State College between 1952 and 1969, and associate professor of painting and design at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. His work has been exhibited at Mid-America Galleries, Kansas City, MO, 1950 & 1952; 44th Newport Annual Exhibit (RI), 1955; Atlanta University, 1958; Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA, 1959; Fourth Coastal Empire Arts Festival, Savannah, GA, 1964 (purchase prize), Contemporary Art Festival, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 (prize), 1966 (prize), 1967 (prize), National Watercolor and Print Competition, Knoxville, TN, 1964; Southeastern Exhibit of Prints, Jacksonville, FL; Lincoln University, 1966; Beaux Arts Guild, Tuskegee Institute, AL, 1967(purchase award), A&M University, 1968; Savannah Art Association, 1969; Smith-Mason Gallery, Washington D.C., 1971. Most recently, he was featured in the exhibition African American Abstractions: St. Louis Connections at the St. Louis Art Museum, 2008; as well as an exhibition at the Regional Arts Commission Gallery in St. Louis, 2009. His work is found in the collections of Liberty National Bank, Savannah, GA; Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO; South County Bank, Clayton, MO; Tuskegee Institute, AL; Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA. Hampton continues to approach art from an analytical and scientific point of view, his work inspired by the self-imposed question, "What is reality and what makes reality real?" His preferred medium is acrylic 60" x 48"

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Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Pie-In-What-Sky Blue, Rohplex (acrylic emulsions on canvas) with construction element,...

Lot 35: Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Pie-In-What-Sky Blue, Rohplex (acrylic emulsions on canvas) with construction element,...

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Description: Phillip Hampton (African American; b. 1922) Pie-In-What-Sky Blue Rohplex (acrylic emulsions on canvas) with construction element c. 1975. Signed. Born in 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri, Phillip Hampton studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. Throughout his career, he inspired, not only with his art, but with his teaching. He was an associate professor of art and design at Savannah State College between 1952 and 1969, and associate professor of painting and design at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. His work has been exhibited at Mid-America Galleries, Kansas City, MO, 1950 & 1952; 44th Newport Annual Exhibit (RI), 1955; Atlanta University, 1958; Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA, 1959; Fourth Coastal Empire Arts Festival, Savannah, GA, 1964 (purchase prize), Contemporary Art Festival, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 (prize), 1966 (prize), 1967 (prize), National Watercolor and Print Competition, Knoxville, TN, 1964; Southeastern Exhibit of Prints, Jacksonville, FL; Lincoln University, 1966; Beaux Arts Guild, Tuskegee Institute, AL, 1967(purchase award), A&M University, 1968; Savannah Art Association, 1969; Smith-Mason Gallery, Washington D.C., 1971. Most recently, he was featured in the exhibition African American Abstractions: St. Louis Connections at the St. Louis Art Museum, 2008; as well as an exhibition at the Regional Arts Commission Gallery in St. Louis, 2009. His work is found in the collections of Liberty National Bank, Savannah, GA; Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO; South County Bank, Clayton, MO; Tuskegee Institute, AL; Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA. Hampton continues to approach art from an analytical and scientific point of view, his work inspired by the self-imposed question, "What is reality and what makes reality real?" His preferred medium is acrylic 46" x 46"

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Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Abstract Composition, Watercolor on heavy paper, 46

Lot 36: Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Abstract Composition, Watercolor on heavy paper, 46" x 37". Unframed.

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Description: Phillip Hampton (African American; b. 1922) Abstract Composition Watercolor on heavy paper Signed. Born in 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri, Phillip Hampton studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. Throughout his career, he inspired, not only with his art, but with his teaching. He was an associate professor of art and design at Savannah State College between 1952 and 1969, and associate professor of painting and design at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. His work has been exhibited at Mid-America Galleries, Kansas City, MO, 1950 & 1952; 44th Newport Annual Exhibit (RI), 1955; Atlanta University, 1958; Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA, 1959; Fourth Coastal Empire Arts Festival, Savannah, GA, 1964 (purchase prize), Contemporary Art Festival, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 (prize), 1966 (prize), 1967 (prize), National Watercolor and Print Competition, Knoxville, TN, 1964; Southeastern Exhibit of Prints, Jacksonville, FL; Lincoln University, 1966; Beaux Arts Guild, Tuskegee Institute, AL, 1967(purchase award), A&M University, 1968; Savannah Art Association, 1969; Smith-Mason Gallery, Washington D.C., 1971. Most recently, he was featured in the exhibition African American Abstractions: St. Louis Connections at the St. Louis Art Museum, 2008; as well as an exhibition at the Regional Arts Commission Gallery in St. Louis, 2009. His work is found in the collections of Liberty National Bank, Savannah, GA; Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO; South County Bank, Clayton, MO; Tuskegee Institute, AL; Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA. Hampton continues to approach art from an analytical and scientific point of view, his work inspired by the self-imposed question, "What is reality and what makes reality real?" His preferred medium is acrylic 46" x 37". Unframed.

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Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Plane Interchange, Acrylic emulsion on melamine board, 47.75

Lot 37: Phillip Hampton, (African American; b. 1922), Plane Interchange, Acrylic emulsion on melamine board, 47.75" x 51.5"

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Description: Phillip Hampton (African American; b. 1922) Plane Interchange Acrylic emulsion on melamine board c. 1980. Signed. Born in 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri, Phillip Hampton studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. Throughout his career, he inspired, not only with his art, but with his teaching. He was an associate professor of art and design at Savannah State College between 1952 and 1969, and associate professor of painting and design at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. His work has been exhibited at Mid-America Galleries, Kansas City, MO, 1950 & 1952; 44th Newport Annual Exhibit (RI), 1955; Atlanta University, 1958; Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA, 1959; Fourth Coastal Empire Arts Festival, Savannah, GA, 1964 (purchase prize), Contemporary Art Festival, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 (prize), 1966 (prize), 1967 (prize), National Watercolor and Print Competition, Knoxville, TN, 1964; Southeastern Exhibit of Prints, Jacksonville, FL; Lincoln University, 1966; Beaux Arts Guild, Tuskegee Institute, AL, 1967(purchase award), A&M University, 1968; Savannah Art Association, 1969; Smith-Mason Gallery, Washington D.C., 1971. Most recently, he was featured in the exhibition African American Abstractions: St. Louis Connections at the St. Louis Art Museum, 2008; as well as an exhibition at the Regional Arts Commission Gallery in St. Louis, 2009. His work is found in the collections of Liberty National Bank, Savannah, GA; Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO; South County Bank, Clayton, MO; Tuskegee Institute, AL; Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA. Hampton continues to approach art from an analytical and scientific point of view, his work inspired by the self-imposed question, "What is reality and what makes reality real?" His preferred medium is acrylic 47.75" x 51.5"

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Henri Linton, (African American; b. 1944), Landscape, Oil on paper, 12

Lot 38: Henri Linton, (African American; b. 1944), Landscape, Oil on paper, 12" x 12"

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Description: Henri Linton (African American; b. 1944) Landscape Oil on paper c. 1988. Signed and dated lower right. Born and raised in Green County, Alabama and active in Arkansas. Linton received a four year scholarship to Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio after winning a national art contest. He also studied at Boston University and the University of Cinncinati Graduate School of Fine Arts. After completing his master's degree, he became chairman of the art department at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. Here, he has created hundreds of paintings depicting the Arkansas landscape. I paint landscapes because they are everywhere I go," explained Linton. "There is so much of it. They give me a frame of reference. They tell me where I am. They tell me that I am alive when I awake in the morning. The beauty and power of nature makes me feel good to be alive.... I want my paintings to evoke the same feeling." Linton says his paintings can be viewed as abstractions of light, patterns and mass, and how those elements come together as an abstract equivalent of a beautiful landscape. Linton's work has been featured in exhibitions at the Gibbes Art Gallery, 1979; Huntsville Museum of Art, 1979; Junor Gallery, 2008; Walton Arts Center, 2004; and the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Sciences Center, 2000, 2010. 12" x 12"

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Henri Linton, (African American; b. 1944), Landscape, Oil on paper, 12

Lot 39: Henri Linton, (African American; b. 1944), Landscape, Oil on paper, 12" x 12" (image)

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Description: Henri Linton (African American; b. 1944) Landscape Oil on paper c. 1988. Signed and dated lower right. Born and raised in Green County, Alabama and active in Arkansas. Linton received a four year scholarship to Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio after winning a national art contest. He also studied at Boston University and the University of Cinncinati Graduate School of Fine Arts. After completing his master's degree, he became chairman of the art department at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. Here, he has created hundreds of paintings depicting the Arkansas landscape. I paint landscapes because they are everywhere I go," explained Linton. "There is so much of it. They give me a frame of reference. They tell me where I am. They tell me that I am alive when I awake in the morning. The beauty and power of nature makes me feel good to be alive.... I want my paintings to evoke the same feeling." Linton says his paintings can be viewed as abstractions of light, patterns and mass, and how those elements come together as an abstract equivalent of a beautiful landscape. Linton's work has been featured in exhibitions at the Gibbes Art Gallery, 1979; Huntsville Museum of Art, 1979; Junor Gallery, 2008; Walton Arts Center, 2004; and the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Sciences Center, 2000, 2010. 12" x 12" (image)

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Dawoud Bey, (American; b. 1953), Christopher, South Shore High School, Cromogenic print, 16

Lot 40: Dawoud Bey, (American; b. 1953), Christopher, South Shore High School, Cromogenic print, 16" x 20"

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Description: Dawoud Bey (American; b. 1953) Christopher, South Shore High School Cromogenic print Signed verso. Dated 2003/08. Acquired by the current owner directly from the artist. Born in 1953 in Queens, New York, Dawoud Bey, formerly David Edward Smikle, received his BA from Empire State College, State University of New York (1990), and earned his MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1993). His work has been presented in one-person exhibitions at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Light Work, Syracuse, New York; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, which toured a mid-career retrospective. Bey's work is also included in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Museum of the City of New York; and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, among other institutions. Bey is a professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. 16" x 20"

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Lorna Simpson, (African American; b. 1960), Counting, Photogravure and screenprint, 73

Lot 41: Lorna Simpson, (African American; b. 1960), Counting, Photogravure and screenprint, 73" x 38" (overall)

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Description: Lorna Simpson (African American; b. 1960) Counting Photogravure and screenprint Signed, dated and numbered 25/60 lower margin. Published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York. Lorna Simpson was born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, and received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. When Simpson emerged from the graduate program at San Diego in 1985, she was already considered a pioneer of conceptual photography. Feeling a strong need to re-examine and re-define photographic practice for contemporary relevance, Simpson was producing work that engaged the conceptual vocabulary of the time by creating exquisitely crafted documents that are as clean and spare as the closed, cyclic systems of meaning they produce. Her initial body of work alone helped to incite a significant shift in the view of the photographic art's transience and malleability. Lorna Simpson first became well-known in the mid-1980s for her large-scale photograph-and-text works that confront and challenge narrow, conventional views of gender, identity, culture, history and memory. With the African-American woman as a visual point of departure, Simpson uses the figure to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences of our lives in contemporary multi-racial America. In the mid- 1990s, she began creating large multi-panel photographs printed on felt that depict the sites of public – yet unseen – sexual encounters. More recently, she has turned to moving images – in film and video works such as Call Waiting, Simpson presents individuals engaged in intimate and enigmatic yet elliptical conversations that elude easy interpretation but seem to address the mysteries of both identity and desire. Over the past five years, her work includes drawings based on the characters in a recent video work constructed from found film footage. As a collection, these portraits become studies on the construction of identity achieved through the subtle interplay of lines and accents of color. Most recently, she began a project involving an archive of photographs from the 1950s, which she has been adding to by creating her own replicas of these images, posing herself to mimic the originals. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Miami Art Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She has participated in such important international exhibitions as the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany. She has been the subject of numerous articles, catalogue essays, and a monograph published by Phaidon Press. Simpson's first mid-career survey was exhibited at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Miami Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and the Gibbes Museum in South Carolina. Of late, she had a solo exhibition at Salon94, New York, in 2008 and a solo exhibition at Obadia Galerie, Paris, in 2009. In 2010, she is the recipient of the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award in Art. 73" x 38" (overall)

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Lorna Simpson, (American; b. 1960), III (Wishbones), Wood box and felt with ceramic, rubber and bronze wishbones, 5.5

Lot 42: Lorna Simpson, (American; b. 1960), III (Wishbones), Wood box and felt with ceramic, rubber and bronze wishbones, 5.5" x 13.5" x 2.2...

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Description: Lorna Simpson (American; b. 1960) III (Wishbones) Wood box and felt with ceramic, rubber and bronze wishbones 1994. From the Pete Norton Family Christmas Project. Edition 5000. Lorna Simpson was born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, and received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. When Simpson emerged from the graduate program at San Diego in 1985, she was already considered a pioneer of conceptual photography. Feeling a strong need to re-examine and re-define photographic practice for contemporary relevance, Simpson was producing work that engaged the conceptual vocabulary of the time by creating exquisitely crafted documents that are as clean and spare as the closed, cyclic systems of meaning they produce. Her initial body of work alone helped to incite a significant shift in the view of the photographic art's transience and malleability. Lorna Simpson first became well-known in the mid-1980s for her large-scale photograph-and-text works that confront and challenge narrow, conventional views of gender, identity, culture, history and memory. With the African-American woman as a visual point of departure, Simpson uses the figure to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences of our lives in contemporary multi-racial America. In the mid- 1990s, she began creating large multi-panel photographs printed on felt that depict the sites of public – yet unseen – sexual encounters. More recently, she has turned to moving images – in film and video works such as Call Waiting, Simpson presents individuals engaged in intimate and enigmatic yet elliptical conversations that elude easy interpretation but seem to address the mysteries of both identity and desire. Over the past five years, her work includes drawings based on the characters in a recent video work constructed from found film footage. As a collection, these portraits become studies on the construction of identity achieved through the subtle interplay of lines and accents of color. Most recently, she began a project involving an archive of photographs from the 1950s, which she has been adding to by creating her own replicas of these images, posing herself to mimic the originals. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Miami Art Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She has participated in such important international exhibitions as the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany. She has been the subject of numerous articles, catalogue essays, and a monograph published by Phaidon Press. Simpson's first mid-career survey was exhibited at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Miami Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and the Gibbes Museum in South Carolina. Of late, she had a solo exhibition at Salon94, New York, in 2008 and a solo exhibition at Obadia Galerie, Paris, in 2009. In 2010, she is the recipient of the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award in Art. 5.5" x 13.5" x 2.25" (box)

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Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Who Were U/What Did U Think, Two letterpress posters, 13.75

Lot 43: Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Who Were U/What Did U Think, Two letterpress posters, 13.75" x 19" (each)

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Description: Carl Pope (African American; b. 1961) Who Were U/What Did U Think Two letterpress posters Pope's work gained international exposure in "Black Male" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1996, Pope enrolled in the MFA program at Indiana University and expanded his conceptual concerns to include an investigation of the self. The initial excursions into his internal landscape produced the video/text installation "Palimpsest" commissioned by the Wadsworth Antheneum with funds from the Warhol and Lannan Foundations. "Palimpsest" was also included in the Whitney Biennial 2000. This body of work was exhibited at Momenta Art, New York in 2006 where it received a glowing review by Holland Cotter in the New York Times. 13.75" x 19" (each)

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Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Put the Elephant Back in the Zoo/Take the Jackass Back to the Farm, Two letterpress posters,...

Lot 44: Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Put the Elephant Back in the Zoo/Take the Jackass Back to the Farm, Two letterpress posters,...

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Description: Carl Pope (African American; b. 1961) Put the Elephant Back in the Zoo/Take the Jackass Back to the Farm Two letterpress posters Pope's work gained international exposure in "Black Male" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1996, Pope enrolled in the MFA program at Indiana University and expanded his conceptual concerns to include an investigation of the self. The initial excursions into his internal landscape produced the video/text installation "Palimpsest" commissioned by the Wadsworth Antheneum with funds from the Warhol and Lannan Foundations. "Palimpsest" was also included in the Whitney Biennial 2000. This body of work was exhibited at Momenta Art, New York in 2006 where it received a glowing review by Holland Cotter in the New York Times. 22" x 14" (each)

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Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), People Got More Unknown Than Known, Four letterpress posters, 14

Lot 45: Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), People Got More Unknown Than Known, Four letterpress posters, 14" x 19"

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Description: Carl Pope (African American; b. 1961) People Got More Unknown Than Known Four letterpress posters Pope's work gained international exposure in "Black Male" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1996, Pope enrolled in the MFA program at Indiana University and expanded his conceptual concerns to include an investigation of the self. The initial excursions into his internal landscape produced the video/text installation "Palimpsest" commissioned by the Wadsworth Antheneum with funds from the Warhol and Lannan Foundations. "Palimpsest" was also included in the Whitney Biennial 2000. This body of work was exhibited at Momenta Art, New York in 2006 where it received a glowing review by Holland Cotter in the New York Times. 14" x 19"

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Odili Donald Odita, (African American; b. 1966), Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 24

Lot 46: Odili Donald Odita, (African American; b. 1966), Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 24" x 18"

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Description: Odili Donald Odita (African American; b. 1966) Untitled Mixed media on paper Signed and dated (2003) LR. Acquired by the current owner directly from the artist. Contemporary African American artist who was educated at Bennington College, Vermont and Ohio State University. His first group exhibition was in 1992 at the 88 Room in Boston. Since then, he has been featured extensively in group and solo exhibitions including at the Florence Lynch Gallery, NY, 1999, 2001, 2002; Jenn Joy Gallery, San Francisco, 2000; Miami Art Museum, 2002; Galerie Schuster, Germany, 2002; Schmidt Contemporary, St. Louis, MO, 2003; Matrix Art Project, Belgium, 2003; Wertz Contemporary, Atlanta, 2005, 2006; Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, 2006, 2007; The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2007; The Michael Stevenson Gallery, South Africa, 2006, 2008; Center for Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy, 2008; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2009; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, 2007; Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, 2007; Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NY, 2007; Heard Museum, Phoenix, 2006; Art Gallery of Ontario, 2005; Virginia Commonwealth University Museum, Richmond, 2005; Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, 2005; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston; among many others. His work is found in the public collections of The American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.; The Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C; The Miami Art Museum, Florida; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York. 24" x 18"

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Odili Donald Odita, African American; b. 1966), Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 17

Lot 47: Odili Donald Odita, African American; b. 1966), Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 17" x 14"

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Description: Odili Donald Odita African American; b. 1966) Untitled Mixed media on paper Signed and dated (2004) LL. Acquired by the current owner directly from the artist. Contemporary African American artist who was educated at Bennington College, Vermont and Ohio State University. His first group exhibition was in 1992 at the 88 Room in Boston. Since then, he has been featured extensively in group and solo exhibitions including at the Florence Lynch Gallery, NY, 1999, 2001, 2002; Jenn Joy Gallery, San Francisco, 2000; Miami Art Museum, 2002; Galerie Schuster, Germany, 2002; Schmidt Contemporary, St. Louis, MO, 2003; Matrix Art Project, Belgium, 2003; Wertz Contemporary, Atlanta, 2005, 2006; Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, 2006, 2007; The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2007; The Michael Stevenson Gallery, South Africa, 2006, 2008; Center for Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy, 2008; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2009; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, 2007; Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, 2007; Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NY, 2007; Heard Museum, Phoenix, 2006; Art Gallery of Ontario, 2005; Virginia Commonwealth University Museum, Richmond, 2005; Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, 2005; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston; among many others. His work is found in the public collections of The American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.; The Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C; The Miami Art Museum, Florida; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York. 17" x 14"

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Odili Donald Odita, African American; b.1966), Priest, Mixed media on paper, 12 1/8

Lot 48: Odili Donald Odita, African American; b.1966), Priest, Mixed media on paper, 12 1/8" x 16"

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Description: Odili Donald Odita African American; b.1966) Priest Mixed media on paper Signed and dated (2002) LR. Acquired by the present owner directly from the artist. Contemporary African American artist who was educated at Bennington College, Vermont and Ohio State University. His first group exhibition was in 1992 at the 88 Room in Boston. Since then, he has been featured extensively in group and solo exhibitions including at the Florence Lynch Gallery, NY, 1999, 2001, 2002; Jenn Joy Gallery, San Francisco, 2000; Miami Art Museum, 2002; Galerie Schuster, Germany, 2002; Schmidt Contemporary, St. Louis, MO, 2003; Matrix Art Project, Belgium, 2003; Wertz Contemporary, Atlanta, 2005, 2006; Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, 2006, 2007; The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2007; The Michael Stevenson Gallery, South Africa, 2006, 2008; Center for Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy, 2008; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2009; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, 2007; Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, 2007; Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NY, 2007; Heard Museum, Phoenix, 2006; Art Gallery of Ontario, 2005; Virginia Commonwealth University Museum, Richmond, 2005; Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, 2005; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston; among many others. His work is found in the public collections of The American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.; The Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C; The Miami Art Museum, Florida; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York. 12 1/8" x 16"

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Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Venturing Into Blackness, Twelve letterpress posters, 22

Lot 49: Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Venturing Into Blackness, Twelve letterpress posters, 22" x 14" (largest)

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Description: Carl Pope (African American; b. 1961) Venturing Into Blackness Twelve letterpress posters Pope's work gained international exposure in "Black Male" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1996, Pope enrolled in the MFA program at Indiana University and expanded his conceptual concerns to include an investigation of the self. The initial excursions into his internal landscape produced the video/text installation "Palimpsest" commissioned by the Wadsworth Antheneum with funds from the Warhol and Lannan Foundations. "Palimpsest" was also included in the Whitney Biennial 2000. This body of work was exhibited at Momenta Art, New York in 2006 where it received a glowing review by Holland Cotter in the New York Times. 22" x 14" (largest)

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Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Mother, Thirteen letterpress posters, 22

Lot 50: Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Mother, Thirteen letterpress posters, 22" x 14" (largest)

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Description: Carl Pope (African American; b. 1961) Mother Thirteen letterpress posters Pope's work gained international exposure in "Black Male" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1996, Pope enrolled in the MFA program at Indiana University and expanded his conceptual concerns to include an investigation of the self. The initial excursions into his internal landscape produced the video/text installation "Palimpsest" commissioned by the Wadsworth Antheneum with funds from the Warhol and Lannan Foundations. "Palimpsest" was also included in the Whitney Biennial 2000. This body of work was exhibited at Momenta Art, New York in 2006 where it received a glowing review by Holland Cotter in the New York Times. 22" x 14" (largest)

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Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Meat Me at the Edge of the Repressed Barrier, Fourteen letterpress posters, 22

Lot 51: Carl Pope, (African American; b. 1961), Meat Me at the Edge of the Repressed Barrier, Fourteen letterpress posters, 22" x 14" (large...

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Description: Carl Pope (African American; b. 1961) Meat Me at the Edge of the Repressed Barrier Fourteen letterpress posters Pope's work gained international exposure in "Black Male" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1996, Pope enrolled in the MFA program at Indiana University and expanded his conceptual concerns to include an investigation of the self. The initial excursions into his internal landscape produced the video/text installation "Palimpsest" commissioned by the Wadsworth Antheneum with funds from the Warhol and Lannan Foundations. "Palimpsest" was also included in the Whitney Biennial 2000. This body of work was exhibited at Momenta Art, New York in 2006 where it received a glowing review by Holland Cotter in the New York Times. 22" x 14" (largest)

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Raymond Jennings Saunders, American; (1934- ), Duck out of Water, Lithograph with silkscreen and collage., 30 1/2

Lot 52: Raymond Jennings Saunders, American; (1934- ), Duck out of Water, Lithograph with silkscreen and collage., 30 1/2" x 23 1/2".

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Description: Raymond Jennings Saunders American; (1934- ) Duck out of Water Lithograph with silkscreen and collage. Number 28 from an edition of 200. Signed on left edge. This particular piece is also in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Raymond Saunders studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 1960 at Carnegie Institute of Technology. His Masters of Fine Arts was earned from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California in 1961. Saunders is a major figure in contemporary art, whose work has often dealt with imagery associated with the Black urban experience which he incorporates into rich, mixed-media paintings. His works can be seen in many major museum collections, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Saunders has had solo exhibitions at The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, the Seattle Art Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Maine, and at Hunter College in New York City. He has received awards as the Prix de Rome, 1964-1966, and the National Endowment for the Arts Award in 1977 and 1984, and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1976. 30 1/2" x 23 1/2".

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