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Painter, Sculptor, b. 1930 - d. 2006

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        • Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Poster for Congo Square, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
          May. 18, 2024

          Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Poster for Congo Square, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

          Est: $400 - $600

          Benny Andrews 1930-2006 Poster for Congo Square, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2001 screenprint 33 x 15 inches signed by the artist in pen numbered 440/500

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        • Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Big Tree
          May. 18, 2024

          Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Big Tree

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          Benny Andrews 1930-2006 Big Tree 1967 oil on canvas 17-3/4 x 15-1/2 inches signed and dated Provenance: The collection of Jonathan Clark and Lane Igoudin, PhD., Los Angeles, CA

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        • BENNY ANDREWS, MOVING ON, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          May. 17, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS, MOVING ON, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Moving On Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: In this vibrant print, Benny Andrews depicts a bird quickly running along the ground. Against the simple white bacgkround, the sprinting animal is further invigorated by the dazzling colors among its feathers and along the ground that it crosses.

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        • BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          May. 17, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Turtle Dove Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: In this colorful print, Benny Andrews depicts an animal circling around a tree. Bursting with pops of yellow and red, the scene conveys energy and emotion reminiscent of the artist's other abstract work.

          RoGallery
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Time for Church.
          Apr. 04, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Time for Church.

          Est: $50,000 - $75,000

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Time for Church. Oil with painted canvas, lace collage and staples on cotton canvas, 1999. 1524x660 mm; 60x26 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, center right recto. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "60"H x 26"W" in oil, verso. Provenance: collection of the artist; thence by descent, private collection. Exhibited: Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY, September 26, 2020 - January 23, 2021, with the gallery label on the frame back board. Illustrated: Jessica Bell Brown, Connie H. Choi, and Kyle Williams. Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York. This portrait of a seated woman in her Sunday best surrounded by colorful flowers is an excellent example of the painted collages of Benny Andrews.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Pole Bird.
          Apr. 04, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Pole Bird.

          Est: $15,000 - $25,000

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Pole Bird. Oil with painted fabric and paper collage on wove paper, 1990. 699x1270 mm; 27½x50 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, center right recto. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "60"H x 26"W" in oil, verso. Provenance: collection of the artist; thence by descent, private collection.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Everything That Rises Must Converge.
          Apr. 04, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Everything That Rises Must Converge.

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Everything That Rises Must Converge. Set of six color etchings and complete text on Rives BFK paper, 2005. 652x499 mm; 25⅝x19⅝ inches (sheet), loose as issued. Edition of 60 numbered copies. Each signed, dated, and numbered 43/60 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Peter Petengill at Wingate Studio, New Hampshire. Published by the Limited Editions Club, New York. Everything That Rises Must Converge is a collection of color etchings from Benny Andrews inspired by the short stories of Flannery O' Connor in 1961. Both these etchings and short story were inspired by a passage from the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The portfolio chronicles the events surrounding a bus trip that an arrogant young man takes with his bigoted mother. The mother insists on her son's company because, since the system was recently integrated, she doesn't like to ride alone. The tensions in their relationship come to a head when a Black mother and son board the same bus, with the woman wearing an identical hat. O' Connor's primary focus is on the mindset of the woman's college-educated son, who is embarrassed and angered by his mother's condescending racism and who regards the African American woman's indignant response as his mother's justified punishment for a behavior condemned by history. Andrew's images correlate to different scenes from the text.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Counsellor.
          Apr. 04, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Counsellor.

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Counsellor. Pen and ink on cream wove paper, 1977. 355x266 mm; 14x10½ inches. Signed, titled and dated "Dec 17, 1977" in ink, lower right. Provenance: gift from the artist to the Hatch-Billops Collection; acquired from Camille Billops, private collection, Pennsylvania.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Boxer (Sexism Study).
          Apr. 04, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Boxer (Sexism Study).

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Boxer (Sexism Study). Etching on cream wove paper, 1974. 483x343 mm; 19x13½ inches, full margins. Signed, dated, titled and numbered 5/25 in pencil, lower margin.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS, BLACK BIRD, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Feb. 22, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS, BLACK BIRD, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Black Bird Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: A classic example of Benny Andrews's work, this print depicts a nature scene filled with movement and emotion. Although abstracted, the composition portrays a flurry of energy and the clear representation of a bird in flight.

          RoGallery
        • BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, COLOR LITHO, 118/275
          Jan. 25, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, COLOR LITHO, 118/275

          Est: $600 - $800

          Benny Andrews, Glider, Color Litho, 118/275. Provenance: Private Philadelphia Estate. Frame: 37.5" x 25.5" Scene: 29.5" x 20"

          Ashcroft and Moore
        • BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, COLOR LITHO, 118/275
          Jan. 04, 2024

          BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, COLOR LITHO, 118/275

          Est: $600 - $800

          Benny Andrews, Glider, Color Litho, 118/275. Provenance: Private Philadelphia Estate. Frame: 37.5" x 25.5" Scene: 29.5" x 20"

          Ashcroft and Moore
        • Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) From Home, 1975
          Dec. 14, 2023

          Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) From Home, 1975

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) From Home, 1975 collage of Xerox printed papers and stencil signed, titled, dated, and numbered 10/25 in pencil 24 1/4 x 18 inches. Provenance: Sold: Swann Galleries, June 10, 2014, Lot 91

          Hindman
        • Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Sexist (Sexism Study)
          Dec. 02, 2023

          Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Sexist (Sexism Study)

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Benny Andrews 1930-2006 Sexist (Sexism Study) 1974 etching 19 x 13-1/2 inches (image) 30 x 22-1/2 inches (sheet) signed, titled, and dated 1974; numbered 16/25 Provenance: private collection, Boston, MA The caption label from exhibit "Creative Space" Incorporation, Experimentation, and Outreach: Though known for his collage paintings, Benny Andrews shows his mastery of line in this composition. Scathing and humorous, this work continues the artist's longstanding social and political activism. In 1969, Andrews established the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition, to protest the exclusion of minorities from the mainstream art establishment. It was also during the late 1960s that Andrews started coming to the Printmaking Workshop. Between 1970-1975, Andrews produced a series of drawings entitled Symbols, Trash, Circle, Sexism, War, and Utopia. This print is in the collection of The Library of Congress.

          Black Art Auction
        • Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Girl on a Swing (untitled)
          Dec. 02, 2023

          Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Girl on a Swing (untitled)

          Est: $7,000 - $9,000

          Benny Andrews 1930-2006 Girl on a Swing (untitled) 1966 oil on board 23-1/4 x 19-1/8 inches Signed and dated

          Black Art Auction
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006, AMERICAN) Crazy Birds.
          Nov. 30, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006, AMERICAN) Crazy Birds.

          Est: $700 - $900

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006, AMERICAN) Crazy Birds. Ink on paper, 1964. Signed, Benny Andrews, and dated, Aug 11, 64, lower right. Signed, Benny Andrews, dated, 1964, and inscribed as titled on verso. 280x380 mm; 11x15 inches.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Benny Andrews, Blackbird; Movin' On (two works)
          Nov. 16, 2023

          Benny Andrews, Blackbird; Movin' On (two works)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Benny Andrews Blackbird; Movin' On (two works) 1980 lithograph in colors on BFK Rives 30 h x 22.25 w in (76 x 57 cm) 30 h x 22.125 w in (76 x 56 cm) Signed, titled, dated and numbered to lower edge of each work '29/275 Blackbird Benny Andrews 1980' and '71/275 Moving on Benny Andrews 1980' with embossed stamps and blindstamps. These works are numbers 29 and 71 from the editions of 275. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

          Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
        • Benny Andrews, New York Cafe
          Nov. 16, 2023

          Benny Andrews, New York Cafe

          Est: $700 - $900

          Benny Andrews New York Cafe 1966 lithograph image: 10.5 h x 14.25 w in (27 x 36 cm) sheet: 13 h x 18 w in (33 x 46 cm) Signed, titled and numbered to lower edge '232/250 New York Cafe Benny Andrews'. This work is number 232 from the edition of 250 published by the Associated American Artists, New York. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
        • BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, COLOR LITHO, 118/275
          Nov. 14, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, COLOR LITHO, 118/275

          Est: $600 - $800

          Benny Andrews, Glider, Color Litho, 118/275. Provenance: Private Philadelphia Estate. Frame: 37.5" x 25.5" Scene: 29.5" x 20"

          Ashcroft and Moore
        • Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) Untitled 31 3/4 x 52 in. (80.6 x 132.1 cm) unframed
          Nov. 01, 2023

          Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) Untitled 31 3/4 x 52 in. (80.6 x 132.1 cm) unframed

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) Untitled signed 'Benny Andrews' (on the reverse) oil on canvas (unstretched) 31 3/4 x 52 in. (80.6 x 132.1 cm) unframed

          Bonhams
        • Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) Untitled 27 x 39 in. (68.6 x 99.1 cm) unframed
          Nov. 01, 2023

          Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) Untitled 27 x 39 in. (68.6 x 99.1 cm) unframed

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) Untitled signed 'Benny/Andrews' (on the reverse) oil on canvas (unstretched) 27 x 39 in. (68.6 x 99.1 cm) unframed

          Bonhams
        • Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) Untitled 37 x 28 1/2 in. (94.0 x 72.4 cm) unframed
          Nov. 01, 2023

          Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) Untitled 37 x 28 1/2 in. (94.0 x 72.4 cm) unframed

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) Untitled signed 'Benny/Andrews' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 37 x 28 1/2 in. (94.0 x 72.4 cm) unframed

          Bonhams
        • BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Oct. 20, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $600 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Turtle Dove Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: In this colorful print, Benny Andrews depicts an animal circling around a tree. Bursting with pops of yellow and red, the scene conveys energy and emotion reminiscent of the artist's other abstract work.

          RoGallery
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Mary.
          Oct. 19, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Mary.

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Mary. Oil and painted canvas collage on linen canvas, 1975. 508x457 mm; 20x18 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto. Signed, dated, titled, and inscribed "20"Hx18"W" in oil, verso. Provenance: gift from the artist, Ralph and Helen Dubin, New York; private collection, Pennsylvania. Ralph Dubin (1919 - 1998) was also a New York figurative painter. The Dubins were friends and fellow residents of Andrews family at the newly opened Westbeth Artist Housing in the 1970s. Mary is a striking portait of photographer Mary Ellen Jones Smith, Benny Andrews's first wife, the mother of their three children. Smith and Andrews were married from 1957 - 1986. The painting is a strong example of Andrew's mid-career work and his innovative portraiture of collaged canvas elements.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Vase of Flowers.
          Oct. 19, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Vase of Flowers.

          Est: $7,000 - $10,000

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Vase of Flowers. Oil and paper collage on thin paper, mounted to a thin cream board, 1965. 375x254 mm; 14 3/4x10 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right recto. Signed, titled and dated in ink, lower right verso. Provenance: Marion Alexander Gallery, New York, with the label on the frame back; private collection, Philadelphia.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Haven.
          Oct. 19, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Haven.

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Haven. Mixed media and collage on cream wove paper, including aluminum foil, 1963. 292x457 mm; 11 1/2x18 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink, lower right recto. Signed, titled and dated in ink, verso. Provenance: acquired from Forum Gallery, New York; private collection, New York; thence by descent, private collection, New York. Haven is a charming painted collage from Benny Andrews' first New York period. After completing his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, Andrews moved to the East Village in New York in 1958, and soon befriended fellow artists Red Grooms, Bob Thompson, Lester Johnson, Mimi Gross and Raphael Soyer. Andrews had his first solo exhibition in New York at the Forum Gallery in 1962.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS, BLACK BIRD, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Sep. 08, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, BLACK BIRD, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Black Bird Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: A classic example of Benny Andrews's work, this print depicts a nature scene filled with movement and emotion. Although abstracted, the composition portrays a flurry of energy and the clear representation of a bird in flight.

          RoGallery
        • BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Sep. 08, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Glider Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed, numbered, and titled in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: In this print, Benny Andrews focuses on the vibrancy and expressive qualities of animals in their natural environment. Fusing Southern folk art with aspects of Expressionism and the use of collage, the artist developed a unique style to relay stories of struggle and injustice within his works.

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        • Benny Andrews American, 1930-2006 Untitled (Portrait of the Artist's Mother), 1970
          Jun. 21, 2023

          Benny Andrews American, 1930-2006 Untitled (Portrait of the Artist's Mother), 1970

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Benny Andrews American, 1930-2006 Untitled (Portrait of the Artist's Mother), 1970 Signed and dated Benny Andrews 6/2/70 (lr) Ink on paper 17 x 11 inches (43.2 x 27.9 cm) C 

          Doyle New York
        • Benny Andrews, 2 Framed Figure Lithographs
          Jun. 20, 2023

          Benny Andrews, 2 Framed Figure Lithographs

          Est: $400 - $600

          Description: Benny Andrews, 2 Framed Figure Lithographs, Benny Andrews (GA/NY, 1930-2006), 2 Framed Figure Engravings, 1970, each pencil signed and dated lower right, the one of woman and child with inscription on the back 'Benny Andrews, Plight, ED. 60 GR5108', sheet size: 20 1/8 in. x 15 in., the other with pencil inscription on the back 'Benny Andrews, Washload, ED 60, GR5107', sheet size: 20 1/2 in. x 14 7/8 in., both matted and framed. Frame size: 23 3/4 in. x 17 3/4 in. Plate size of woman and child: 14 3/4 in. x 10 5/8 in. Andrews was born in Madison, Georgia, receiving his BFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago in 1958. He is well renowned for his work is in collage, sculpture, illustration, drawings, paintings and prints. His artwork is part of the permanent collections of the museum of Modern Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.; the Chrysler Museum, Virginia, and the O'Hara Museum, Tokyo, among others. Measurements: Height: plate size of 'Washload' 13 1/2 in. x Width: 8 5/8 in. Condition: Overall good condition, drawing depicting woman and child with faint crease upper left corner, both with very minor toning to paper, light wear to frames. Notice to bidders: The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the conditions of aging. Complete condition reports are available by request, no later than 24 hours prior to the live auction. All lots are offered and sold 'as is', and Everard Auctions will not provide refunds based on condition. Timepiece movements, lighting and electrics have not been tested, and art has not been examined out of the frame unless otherwise stated. We do not guarantee the condition of frames. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you agree to be bound by the conditions of sale. Everard Auctions does not provide any shipping or packing services. We recommend that all potential buyers obtain pack/ship estimates prior to bidding. Please contact us for a list of recommended shippers.

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        • BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Jun. 16, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $900 - $1,200

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Turtle Dove Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 129/275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Frame Size: 36 x 27 inches Description: In this colorful print, Benny Andrews depicts an animal circling around a tree. Bursting with pops of yellow and red, the scene conveys energy and emotion reminiscent of the artist's other abstract work.

          RoGallery
        • BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Jun. 09, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $500 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Turtle Dove Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: In this colorful print, Benny Andrews depicts an animal circling around a tree. Bursting with pops of yellow and red, the scene conveys energy and emotion reminiscent of the artist's other abstract work.

          RoGallery
        • Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, New York Cafe
          May. 20, 2023

          Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, New York Cafe

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Benny Andrews 1930-2006 New York Cafe 1966 lithograph 10-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches full margins signed, titled, and numbered 129/250 Published by Associated American Artists, New York.

          Black Art Auction
        • Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) NY Cafe signed Lithograph Print
          Apr. 30, 2023

          Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) NY Cafe signed Lithograph Print

          Est: $400 - $600

          Benny Andrews (American,1930-2006) NY Cafe Print. Title - New York Cafe. 1966 Lithograph. Signed along the bottom, 9/250, New York Cafe, Benny Andrews in pencil. Tape hinged at the top, not glued down. Image size 11.2 inches high,14.5 inches wide. Sheet size 13.2 inches high, 17.2 inches wide. In good condition. African American artist. Biography from Morris Museum of Art Benny Andrews was born on November 13, 1930, in Plainview, Georgia, a rural farming community sixty miles east of Atlanta. His parents, George and Viola (Perryman) Andrews, provided an encouraging and creative environment for their ten children despite their poverty and the realities of segregation. Although isolated geographically, the tight-knit family had access to newspapers, magazines, and radio programs, and attended the movies in nearby Madison, Georgia. They developed a rich narrative tradition based on their complex racial heritage, local legends, and observations of members of their community. Benny's distinctive figurative style is a result of his continued exploration of American life that was informed by his youth. The family worked as sharecroppers, and Viola, knowing the importance of education, made sure that her children attended school when it rained or when they were not needed as field hands. Although Benny's education was sporadic, he distinguished himself with his talent in drawing and used it as a survival tool to get through school. After several years at Plainview Elementary School, he walked three miles to attend Burney Street High School in Madison, and in 1948 he was the first member of the family to graduate. A two-year scholarship from the 4-H Club enabled him to enroll at Fort Valley State College in Fort Valley, Georgia. His grades were dismal and, with only a single art appreciation course available, his two years there were unsuccessful; but Benny served as an example to his siblings of the possibilities that existed beyond the farm. In 1950 he left school and enlisted in the United States Air Force. Benny used the G.I. Bill to partially fund his art education when he received his honorable discharge in 1954. In the fall of that year, Benny began classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He had never before visited a museum or had a formal art lesson. Benny studied the collection of the Art Institute, wandered the city, frequented the jazz clubs, and sketched the gestures and expressions of the people he observed. His drawings and paintings employed an economy of line, figures were elongated in order to emphasize gesture, and for the first time, he experimented with collage. The dominant art movement at the time was abstract expressionism, but Benny adhered to his figural expressionistic style, which bears the influences of abstraction, social realism, surrealism, and the American scene. When he was awarded a B.F.A. degree in 1958, he left Chicago having had his work rejected from every art show at his school. Benny headed for New York City and within a decade became a nationally recognized artist, teacher, author, activist, and advocate of the arts. His work was quickly accepted for exhibition in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Provincetown, and Virginia. He married and his family grew to include three children — Christopher, Thomas, and Julia. In 1965 he received a John Hay Whitney Fellowship award to visit Georgia. He produced the Autobiographical series as a result of the trip. It also established his penchant for producing a series of works that are unified by a theme. Subsequent series are Bicentennial, Women I've Known, Completing the Circle, Mule, Southland, American, Cruelty and Sorrows, Revival, Music, Langston Hughes, and Migration. Benny's commitment to the arts is expressed in his work as a teacher, activist, and advocate. He began his teaching career at Queens College (C.U.N.Y.) and, after twenty-nine years, retired as a full professor. He continues to serve as a visiting lecturer at numerous colleges and universities across the country. Benny initiated an art program in the New York state prison system that serves as a model for other programs throughout the country. He was a cofounder of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition, which led protests and negotiations with large public institutions in order to include the work of minority and women artists in their permanent collections and exhibitions. Benny served as the Director of the Visual Arts of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1982 through 1984. When his brother Raymond published his first novel, Appalachee Red, Benny illustrated it. He illustrated his brother's subsequent novels and continues to illustrate books by other authors. Recently he and his wife, Nene Humphrey, established the Benny Andrews Foundation, which is committed to projects designed to bring art enrichment to a diverse audience. 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 maintains studios in Brooklyn, New York, and Litchfield, Connecticut. 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.

          Myers Fine Art
        • BENNY ANDREWS, BLACK BIRD, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Apr. 22, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, BLACK BIRD, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Black Bird Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: A classic example of Benny Andrews's work, this print depicts a nature scene filled with movement and emotion. Although abstracted, the composition portrays a flurry of energy and the clear representation of a bird in flight.

          RoGallery
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Jesus Saves.
          Apr. 06, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Jesus Saves.

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Jesus Saves. Pen and ink on cream wove paper, 1990. 559x387 mm; 22x15 1/4 inches. Signed and dated "Jan 20, 1990" in ink, lower right recto. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed with "22Lx15 1/4W" in ink, lower right verso. Provenance: private collection, Massachusetts.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Untitled (Brown vs. Board of Education).
          Apr. 06, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Untitled (Brown vs. Board of Education).

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Untitled (Brown vs. Board of Education). Color screenprint, 2009. 749x615 mm; 29 1/2x21 3/4 inches, full margins. Printer's proof, aside from the edition of 50. Signed and inscribed "PP" in pencil, lower edge. Printed by the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia. In 2004 the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., commissioned Andrews to produce an edition of lithographs, titled Education Quest,, for their celebration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v the Board of Education of Topeka. Benny Andrews said: "This work challenged me to make it clear that though the wall facing African Americans seeking equal education has been broken through, there are still remnants of the wall remaining today". Consigned to support the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia and its legacy endowment campaign.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Boxer (Sexism Study).
          Apr. 06, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Boxer (Sexism Study).

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          BENNY ANDREWS (1930 - 2006) Boxer (Sexism Study). Etching on cream wove paper, 1974. 483x343 mm; 19x13 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, dated, titled and numbered 5/25 in pencil, lower margin.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Benny Andrews, (1930-2006), "Shopper," 1971, Mixed media and collage on paper, Sheet: 18" H x 12-12.25" W
          Feb. 28, 2023

          Benny Andrews, (1930-2006), "Shopper," 1971, Mixed media and collage on paper, Sheet: 18" H x 12-12.25" W

          Est: $1,200 - $1,800

          Benny Andrews (1930-2006) "Shopper," 1971 Mixed media and collage on paper Signed and dated lower right: Benny Andrews / July 3, 1971; signed again and titled, possibly in another hand, verso; signed, titled and dated again, all in ink, on the frame's former backing paper, possibly in another hand; titled again on a typed paper label affixed to the frame's former backing paper.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Feb. 28, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Glider Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed, numbered, and titled in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: In this print, Benny Andrews focuses on the vibrancy and expressive qualities of animals in their natural environment. Fusing Southern folk art with aspects of Expressionism and the use of collage, the artist developed a unique style to relay stories of struggle and injustice within his works.

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        • BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Feb. 28, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Turtle Dove Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: In this colorful print, Benny Andrews depicts an animal circling around a tree. Bursting with pops of yellow and red, the scene conveys energy and emotion reminiscent of the artist's other abstract work.

          RoGallery
        • Benny Andrews American, 1930-2006 Plateau, 1971
          Feb. 15, 2023

          Benny Andrews American, 1930-2006 Plateau, 1971

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          Benny Andrews American, 1930-2006 Plateau, 1971 Signed and dated Benny Andrews July 16, 1971 (lc); signed Benny Andrews, dated 1971, inscribed #23 and as titled on the reverse Paper collage, watercolor and gouache on paper 25 7/8 x 19 inches (65.7 x 48.3 cm) C 

          Doyle New York
        • BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Feb. 04, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, GLIDER, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Glider Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed, numbered, and titled in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) In this print, Benny Andrews focuses on the vibrancy and expressive qualities of animals in their natural environment. Fusing Southern folk art with aspects of Expressionism and the use of collage, the artist developed a unique style to relay stories of struggle and injustice within his works.

          RoGallery
        • BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Feb. 04, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, TURTLE DOVE, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Turtle Dove Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: In this colorful print, Benny Andrews depicts an animal circling around a tree. Bursting with pops of yellow and red, the scene conveys energy and emotion reminiscent of the artist's other abstract work.

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        • BENNY ANDREWS, BLACK BIRD, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Feb. 04, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, BLACK BIRD, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Black Bird Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description:A classic example of Benny Andrews's work, this print depicts a nature scene filled with movement and emotion. Although abstracted, the composition portrays a flurry of energy and the clear representation of a bird in flight.

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        • BENNY ANDREWS, MOVING ON, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES
          Feb. 04, 2023

          BENNY ANDREWS, MOVING ON, LITHOGRAPH ON BFK RIVES

          Est: $700 - $900

          Artist: Benny Andrews, American (1930 - 2006) Title: Moving On Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 275 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) Description: In this vibrant print, Benny Andrews depicts a bird quickly running along the ground. Against the simple white bacgkround, the sprinting animal is further invigorated by the dazzling colors among its feathers and along the ground that it crosses.

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        • Benny Andrews 'Strung out' Etching Signed
          Dec. 03, 2022

          Benny Andrews 'Strung out' Etching Signed

          Est: $400 - $600

          A Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) etching titled "Strung Out", 1972. Pencil signed, dated, titled and edition 17/70. Housed in metal frame with double mat behind glass. Sight: 20" x 14"

          Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
        • Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Blackbird
          Nov. 19, 2022

          Benny Andrews, 1930-2006, Blackbird

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Benny Andrews 1930-2006 Blackbird 1980 lithograph on cream BFK Rives paper 30 x 22 inches signed, titled and number, 45/275

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