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Charles Wilbert White Sold at Auction Prices

Painter, b. 1918 - d. 1979

Artist Charles White grew up on the south side of Chicago, where he was subjected to violence, poverty, and a toxic home environment. Despite his difficulties, he continued to go to school, and in the seventh grade, he won a scholarship for classes at the Art Institute. Charles Wilbert White's paintings showcase his dedication to African American causes, using black-and-white or sepia tones to bring their culture and history to the public eye.

Artist Charles White was among those invited to participate at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s first exhibition of all African American art in the 1970s. Charles White's drawings of historical Civil War era posters asking for information on the location of fugitive slaves, which he depicted as wanted bulletins, are among his most well-known. Find your next art treasure by browsing cultural drawings for sale online at Invaluable.

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              • Charles White (1918-1979) USA, Portfolio Of Prints
                Jan. 21, 2024

                Charles White (1918-1979) USA, Portfolio Of Prints

                Est: $400 - $800

                Charles White (1918-1979) USA, Portfolio Of Prints. Booklet of six drawings by Charles White. Each signed on the bottom. Each dated as well. Introduction by Rockwell Kent on interior flap. Published by Masses & Mainstream, New York. Page I. "The Mother". Older figure holding towel against face. '52. Page II. "Dawn of Life". Figure holding out hands towards a dove. '52. Page III. "Lets Walk Together". Scene of several figures walking together. '53. Page IV. "Ye Shall Inherit The Earth". Figure holding a child close to them. '53. Page V. "Harvest Talk". Scene depicting two figures out in a field. '53. Page VI. "Lincoln". Portrait of Abraham Lincoln. '52. As Is: Pages worn. Folds and tears throughout. Charles Wilbert White (1918 - 1979) was active/lived in Illinois, New York, California. Charles White is known for Black-American figure and genre and mural painting. Size: 13 x 18 1/2 in. #4439

                Sarasota Estate Auction
              • Charles W. White, 1918-1979, Abide
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Charles W. White, 1918-1979, Abide

                Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                Charles W. White 1918-1979 Abide 1979, printed in 1984 etching in brown ink on white wove paper 8-3/4 x 11-7/8 inches posthumous impression numbered in pencil, 68/80; artist estate stamp printed and published by Hand Graphics, Ltd., Santa Fe, NM

                Black Art Auction
              • Charles White, 1918-1979, Mother Courage
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Charles White, 1918-1979, Mother Courage

                Est: $20,000 - $30,000

                Charles White 1918-1979 Mother Courage 1961 linocut 49-1/4 x 22 inches (image) Signed, dated, titled, and numbered 25/201 Provenance: private collection, Los Angeles, CA Illustrated: Images of Dignity, The Drawings of Charles White, Horowitz, p.84 Mother Courage is documented in the Charles White papers (available digitized) in box 72875. An important print in excellent condition.

                Black Art Auction
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Madonna.
                Oct. 19, 2023

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Madonna.

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Madonna. Etching in brown on cream wove paper, circa 1979. 298x489 mm; 11 3/4x19 1/4 inches, full margins. Printers proof, aside from the edition of 80. With the estate ink signature stamp and inscribed "Printers Proof II" in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Hand Graphics Ltd, New Mexico, posthumously, with the ink stamp on the verso.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Triumph.
                Oct. 19, 2023

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Triumph.

                Est: $40,000 - $60,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Triumph. Lithograph on wove paper, 1956. 580x445 mm, 23x17 1/2 inches, wide margins. Edition of 10. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "10/prints" in pencil, lower margin. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist, private collection, New York; thence by descent, private collection, New York. Illustrated: (another impression) Benjamin Horowitz, Images of Dignity: The Drawings of Charles White, p. 63. This lithograph is a superb impression of Charles White's powerful and extremely scarce print. Triumph displays White's mid-career mastery of drawing and its translation on to the litho stone. The image and the title Triumph possibly defines the moment of this couple finally obtaining freedom. The direct, frontal pose and the shawl-head covering of the woman is very similar to White's drawing of Harriet Tubman in his General Moses and Sojourner, 1954. Here the silvery gray lithographic crayon imitates his drawings in Wolff crayon, while beautiful patterns of scratched lines create highlights and textures. We have not found an image of another impression aside from the one illustrated in Images of Dignity: The Drawings of Charles White. The print was one of four prints, with 8 drawings, included in the artist's important 1958 spring solo exhibition at the ACA Gallery Charles White which traveled to Harris Hall at USC in Los Angeles. Correspondence from ACA Gallery director Herman Baron to White in the Charles White papers of the American Archives of Art states the first impression was sold to his friend and patron Harry Belafonte before the exhibition and other impressions were requested. Another impression was also included in the group exhibition 31 American Contemporary Artists at ACA Gallery in September of 1959. Gedeon Ea12; Oehler/Adler pp. 221-222.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Waiting (Awaiting His Return).
                Oct. 19, 2023

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Waiting (Awaiting His Return).

                Est: $25,000 - $35,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Waiting (Awaiting His Return). Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1946. 402x310 mm; 15 3/4x12 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 25. Signed, titled both "Hope for the Future" and "Waiting", dated "1945" and inscribed "Ed/25" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by the artist at the Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexico City. Provenance: gift from the artist; Bob Blackburn, New York; gift from the artist, private collection, New York. The artist and printmaker Bob Blackburn printed Charles White's later 1940s lithographs John Brown, Gedeon and Frederick Douglass. Waiting is a very good impression of this very scarce print - it is best known as Awaiting His Return. According to Lucinda Gedeon, it was the first of four lithographs White printed in Mexico in 1946. White apparently was uncertain of its date and title when he inscribed this impression - under the title Hope for the Future, he wrote Waiting. Hope for the Future is the title he used for his previous 1945 lithograph which depicts a mother and a child. We have not found another impression of this print with either title. Another impression in the collection of the National Gallery is alternatively titled Mother. The image is a scarce depiction of a wartime African American subject. White depicts an African American woman seated under a banner of the Gold Star, a celebration of a husband or son actively serving in the armed forces. Other impressions of this important lithograph are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the David C. Driskell Collection, University of Maryland, the Howard University Gallery of Art, the Artist Students League, New York and the Primas Family Collection. Gedeon Ea4.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CHARLES WHITE, JUNA #Z, LITHOGRAPH
                Jun. 16, 2023

                CHARLES WHITE, JUNA #Z, LITHOGRAPH

                Est: $12,000 - $15,000

                Artist: Charles White, American (1918 - 1979) Title: Juna #Z Year: 1965 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 40 Frame Size: 20.5 x 26.5 inches

                RoGallery
              • Charles White, 1918-1979, Untitled
                May. 20, 2023

                Charles White, 1918-1979, Untitled

                Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                Charles White 1918-1979 Untitled 1949 linocut 9 x 6-3/4 inches (image) 10-7/8 x 8-7/8 inches (sheet) signed and dated, numbered 4/6 in pencil by the artist (not the later Heritage Gallery estate stamp signature usually seen on this print) and inscribed, "untitled". Heritage Gallery was White's dealer in Los Angeles. The version typically seen of this print is not dated and is not signed by the artist, but rather with an estate stamp. The version offered here is dated 1949 and signed by the artist. It is extraordinarily rare.

                Black Art Auction
              • Charles White American, 1918-1979 Freedom Soldiers (Frederick Douglass with Wanted Poster), 1965
                May. 17, 2023

                Charles White American, 1918-1979 Freedom Soldiers (Frederick Douglass with Wanted Poster), 1965

                Est: $50,000 - $70,000

                Charles White American, 1918-1979 Freedom Soldiers (Frederick Douglass with Wanted Poster), 1965 Signed and dated Charles White 65 (lr) Gouache and watercolor on illustration board 31 x 22 1/2 inches (78.74 x 57.15 cm) Provenance: Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles Aaron Galleries, Chicago C 

                Doyle New York
              • Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918-1979) Patriarch, Portrait of John Brown, 1
                May. 12, 2023

                Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918-1979) Patriarch, Portrait of John Brown, 1

                Est: $80,000 - $120,000

                Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918-1979) Patriarch, Portrait of John Brown, 1959 Sepia, charcoal, ink wash, and pastel on paper laid on paperboard 33 x 19-1/2 inches (83.8 x 49.5 cm) (image) Signed and dated lower right: Charles White, '59 Property of an Important Midwestern Collector PROVENANCE: The artist; Clarence B. Jones, legal advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., gift from the above; The Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles; Dr. Edward J. Littlejohn, a trailblazing African American lawyer and legal educator; Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation; Christie's, New York, 2000; Sotheby's, New York, August 17, 2017; Acquired by the present owner from the above. Charles White's Patriarch, Portrait of John Brown is significant not only for its artistic merit, but for its historical and cultural importance. The work depicts abolitionist John Brown, who played a crucial role in the anti-slavery movement in the United States during the mid-19th century. Brown led an armed insurrection in 1859, attempting to seize the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, with the goal of sparking a slave revolt. The raid failed, and Brown was captured and later executed, becoming a martyr for the abolitionist cause. Several important artists have painted John Brown, including Jacob Lawrence, Thomas Hovenden, and John Steuart Curry. Lawrence's "The Legend of John Brown" depicts the life and legacy of the abolitionist in a series of dynamic and colorful images. Hovenden's The Last Moments of John Brown shows Brown on the day of his execution, surrounded by prison guards and facing imminent death. Curry portrays Brown as a heroic figure, leading a group of men into battle against slavery. These artists, like White, were drawn to the story of John Brown as a struggle for freedom and justice. Each artist brought their unique perspective to the subject, highlighting different aspects of Brown's life and legacy. White's portrayal, painted exactly 100 years after John Brown's martyrdom, captures the spirit and determination of Brown, who is depicted with a strong and defiant gaze, long hair and beard flowing around him as if he is an apostle. White worked primarily in black and white or sepia and white, palettes the artist found best suited to his incredibly skilled draftsmanship and artistic sensitivity, and this work is no exception—the result is a striking portrayal of John Brown in monochromatic tones, with Brown's dark skin and angular features heightened by the expressive circular strokes surrounding the subject's head, creating a halo effect in the background. The rarity and importance of Patriarch, Portrait of John Brown lies not only in its subject matter and artistic excellence, but also in White's personal connection to the civil rights movement. White was a prominent African American artist who dedicated his work to promoting social justice and equality for Black Americans. His portrayal of John Brown serves as a testament to his own political beliefs and his commitment to representing the struggles of his community. Patriarch, Portrait of John Brown was given by the artist to Clarence Benjamin Jones—lawyer, personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. It then went to The Heritage Gallery in Los Angeles, the first gallery to represent Charles White. The work was subsequently owned by Dr. Edward J. Littlejohn, a trailblazing lawyer and legal educator. In addition to its compelling provenance, the rarity of this work is worth mentioning: John Brown is one of only two white men that Charles White discusses ever painting, the other being Abraham Lincoln. Rarity, provenance, artistic quality, and social importance combine to elevate Patriarch, Portrait of John Brown to the highest level

                Heritage Auctions
              • Charles White - Woodblock Print
                May. 10, 2023

                Charles White - Woodblock Print

                Est: $1,000 - $2,000

                Charles White (1918-1979) - EXODUS 25P. 1961. Signed in LR. H 31-1/2" W 49-3/8". Condition: Excellent condition. Link for high-res images: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cwvfqdbjbyzurqp/1065442_1.jpg?dl=0

                New England Auctions
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Sound of Silence II.
                Apr. 06, 2023

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Sound of Silence II.

                Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Sound of Silence II. Color lithograph, 1978. 636x877 mm; 25x35 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 9/71 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by David Panosh. Published by Hand Graphics, Ltd., Santa Fe, with the blind stamp lower right. Exhibited: Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, with the label on the frame back. Gedeon Ea35.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Micah #2 (Small Micah).
                Apr. 06, 2023

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Micah #2 (Small Micah).

                Est: $6,000 - $9,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Micah #2 (Small Micah). Lithograph on ivory wove paper, 1963. 406x305 mm; 16x12 inches (sheet), full margins. Printer's proof, aside from the edition of 20. Signed, dated, titled and inscribed "Printer's Proof" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Joe Funk, Los Angeles with the blindstamp, lower margin. Illustrated (another impression): Benjamin Horowitz. Images of Dignity, p. 83. An excellent impression of this scarce lithograph, with the edges of the stone printing in the margins. Charles White also created a large linoleum cut entitled Micah in 1964. Gedeon Ea14.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979); I Have a Dream;
                Mar. 28, 2023

                Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979); I Have a Dream;

                Est: $3,000 - $4,000

                Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979) I Have a Dream, 1976 Lithograph in brown-black on wove paper, signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 17/125, with the blindstamp of the publisher, Graphics Art Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to coincide with the exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art in 1976, with the blindstamp of the printer, Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles, with full margins. sheet 22 3/8 x 30 1/8in (56.8 x 76.5cm)

                Bonhams
              • Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979): Signed Print
                Mar. 28, 2023

                Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979): Signed Print

                Est: $1,000 - $2,000

                offset print (a reproduction of cover art for a book), unframed; signed in marker lower right

                Abell Auction
              • CHARLES WHITE, JUNA #Z, LITHOGRAPH
                Feb. 04, 2023

                CHARLES WHITE, JUNA #Z, LITHOGRAPH

                Est: $18,000 - $36,000

                Artist: Charles White, American (1918 - 1979) Title: Juna #Z Year: 1965 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 40 Frame Size: 20.5 x 26.5 inches

                RoGallery
              • Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979); Vision;
                Jan. 19, 2023

                Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979); Vision;

                Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979) Vision, 1973 Sterling silver plate, incised, titled, dated and stamp numbered 19/100 (on reverse), published by Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles. diameter 8in (20.3cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

                Bonhams
              • Attributed to Charles White (American 1918-1979), Study for 'Frederick Douglass Lives Again' (The Ghost of Frederick Douglass), Graphite on paper, 10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
                Dec. 09, 2022

                Attributed to Charles White (American 1918-1979), Study for 'Frederick Douglass Lives Again' (The Ghost of Frederick Douglass), Graphite on paper, 10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

                Est: $15,000 - $25,000

                Attributed to Charles White (American, 1918-1979) Study for 'Frederick Douglass Lives Again' (The Ghost of Frederick Douglass) Graphite on paper; apparently in good condition. Framed.* Signed Charles White and dated '49 l.r.

                Weschler's
              • Charles White (American, 1918-1979), Madonna
                Dec. 03, 2022

                Charles White (American, 1918-1979), Madonna

                Est: $1,000 - $3,000

                Charles White (American, 1918-1979), Madonna etching in brown ink on chine-collé with wove support sheet, 1979, with estate ink signature stamp at lower right, marked "printer's proof II" in pencil at lower left, framed. Platemark 11 3/4 x 19 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 22 1/8 x 29 3/4 in. Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

                Leland Little Auctions
              • Print, After Charles Wilbert White
                Nov. 19, 2022

                Print, After Charles Wilbert White

                Est: $200 - $400

                After Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918-1979), "Triumph," photo offset lithograph reproduction, unsigned, overall (with frame): 22.25"h x 18.25"w

                Clars Auctions
              • Charles White, 1918-1979, Vision
                Nov. 19, 2022

                Charles White, 1918-1979, Vision

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                Charles White 1918-1979 Vision 1973 Limited edition sterling silver plate produced by Heritage Gallery, mounted and framed. Taken from an etching of the same name executed in 1968. Signed, dated, and numbered 47/100. A similar example illustrated in A Century of African American Art, The Paul R. Jones Collection, Amalia K. Amaki, University of Delaware, 2006, p. 177.

                Black Art Auction
              • Charles White, 1918-1979, Young Woman (Head)
                Nov. 19, 2022

                Charles White, 1918-1979, Young Woman (Head)

                Est: $3,500 - $5,500

                Charles White 1918-1979 Young Woman (Head) 1967 drypoint 11 x 7-1/2 inches (image), full margins signed, dated, and numbered 87/125

                Black Art Auction
              • Charles White, 1918-1979, Melinda
                Nov. 19, 2022

                Charles White, 1918-1979, Melinda

                Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                Charles White 1918-1979 Melinda 1969 etching on heavy cream wove paper 10-7/8 x 22 inches signed, titled, dated, and numbered 7/25 Printed by Joseph and Hugo Mugnani, Los Angeles. Heritage Gallery label verso

                Black Art Auction
              • Charles White, 1918-1979, Peace on Earth
                Nov. 19, 2022

                Charles White, 1918-1979, Peace on Earth

                Est: $80,000 - $100,000

                Charles White 1918-1979 Peace on Earth 1953 linocut on paper in 2 parts 13-3/4 x 23-1/2 inches, signed (upper section) 57 x 23 inches, signed and numbered 1/2 (lower section) Peace on Earth is fully cataloged in Lucinda H. Gedeon's research material on Charles W. White, box 2, folder 5 (pp.382 and 374), Eb10, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Provenance: private collection, Dallas, TX

                Black Art Auction
              • Charles White (American, 1918-1979) 'Evening' Lithograph
                Nov. 13, 2022

                Charles White (American, 1918-1979) 'Evening' Lithograph

                Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                Charles White (American, 1918-1979) 'Evening' Lithograph 1965, pencil signed and dated lower right, titled lower left, JP blindstamp lower left, #230 lower left, stone initialed lower left and lower right, depicting female face with cloth-wrapped hair, matted behind glass in a stained wood tone frame Provenance: Having Brockman Gallery & Assoc. label on reverse detailing transfer to Henriette Simon and signed and dated memo from Henriette Simon stating they were given the piece by Charles 'Charlie' White Property from: an Oak Park, Illinois estate Category: Fine Art > Prints Estimated Sale Time: 1:41 pm CST Shipping Status: Leonard Auction, Inc. will provide direct shipping for this lot. Please visit our website for a shipping estimate. Sales Tax: California (7.25%), Florida (6%), Georgia (8.5%), Illinois (8.25%), Kansas (6.5%), New Jersey (6.625%), New Mexico (5.125%), New York (8.875%), Pennsylvania (6%), Washington (10.5%) Download High Resolution Photographs: Photograph #1 Photograph #2 Photograph #3 Photograph #4 Photograph #5 Photograph #6 Last modified: October 26, 2022, 3:37 pm

                Leonard Auction
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Juba.
                Oct. 06, 2022

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Juba.

                Est: $7,000 - $10,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Juba. Lithograph on cream Arches paper, 1965. 425x630 mm; 16 5/8x24 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 27/35 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Joe Funk, Los Angeles, with printer's blindstamp lower left. Gedeon Ea18.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Nude.
                Oct. 06, 2022

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Nude.

                Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Nude. Watercolor, pen and sepia ink on cream illustration board, 1965. 352x204 mm; 13 7/8x8 1/8 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right. Provenance: Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, with the gallery label on the frame back; private collection, California; private collection, New York.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Folk Singer.
                Oct. 06, 2022

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Folk Singer.

                Est: $20,000 - $30,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Folk Singer. Linoleum cut on artificial Japan paper, 1957. 907x455 mm; 35 3/4x18 inches, full margins. Edition of 30. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Ed/30" in pencil, lower margin. In this wonderfully expressive linoleum cut, Charles White reinterprets his iconic 1957 ink drawing Folk Singer (Voice of Jericho: Portait of Harry Belafonte). Harry Belafonte was a important figure to Charles White - a friend, patron, collaborator and inspiration. In the late 1950s, White made musicians, singers and actors the subjects of his work--from the famous to the anonymous. While they had met in the early 1950s through their membership in the Committee for the Negro Arts, White and Belafonte became close friends and collaborated often once White moved to California. Andrea Barnwell describes how "with a generous gift from their dear friend Harry Belafonte," Frances and White rented a house from friends on Summit Avenue in Pasadena in 1956, before they moved to nearby Altadena. Belafonte also wrote the introduction to White's 1958 ACA Gallery exhibition catalogue when he first exhibited Folk Singer, and the foreword to the 1967 book Images of Dignity: The Drawings of Charles White. In the latter, Belafonte describes the profound connection he made to the work of Charles White: "You are enriched by the experience of having known Charles White's people, who are like characters from a great novel that remain with you long after the pages of the book have been closed." Through White's hand, we become familiar with this great singer. This is a very scarce print and only the second to appear at auction. While the intended edition was inscribed as 30, Lucinda Gedeon noted an edition of 25. We know the location of only a few other impressions of Folk Singer. An impression, titled Voice of Jericho and dated 1958, in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art was exhibited in the recent travelling exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective. Oehler/Adler pl. 79, cat. 59; Barnwell p. 61; Gedeon Eb 12; Horowitz p. 1.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979); I Have a Dream;
                Sep. 27, 2022

                Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979); I Have a Dream;

                Est: $5,000 - $7,000

                Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979) I Have a Dream, 1976 Lithograph in brown-black on wove paper, signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 17/125, with the blindstamp of the publisher, Graphics Art Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to coincide with the exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art in 1976, with the blindstamp of the printer, Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles, with full margins. sheet 22 3/8 x 30 1/8in (56.8 x 76.5cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

                Bonhams
              • CHARLES WHITE, ARTIST PROOF ETCHING, 1969
                Aug. 26, 2022

                CHARLES WHITE, ARTIST PROOF ETCHING, 1969

                Est: $4,000 - $8,000

                Charles White (American 1918-1979), "Sara," 1969, zinc etching on paper, artist proof, titled "Sara" at lower left, signed and dated at lower right, having a Forum Gallery NY label en verso. Note: The 1969 edition of 25 of this same image is entitled "Melinda". Provenance: From the Estate of Marilyn "Mickey" Bord, New York, NY. A native New Yorker, Bord formed a deep personal and professional relationship with famed dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey. Mickey dyed and sewed costumes for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and eventually served as archivist. Ailey's foundational interest in the African American cultural experience informed the art collection that he assisted Marilyn in acquiring, much of which is offered in this auction. Approx. sight h. 11.5", w. 22.25", Overall h. 18.75", w. 29.25".

                Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
              • Charles White (American, 1918-1979) 'Exodus II' Color Lithograph on Rives BFK Paper
                Aug. 21, 2022

                Charles White (American, 1918-1979) 'Exodus II' Color Lithograph on Rives BFK Paper

                Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                Charles White (American, 1918-1979) 'Exodus II' Color Lithograph on Rives BFK Paper 1966, pencil signed and dated lower right, titled and #49/50 lower left, watermark upper left, blindstamp 'II' lower right, depicting a cloaked figure against a yellow background, framed under glass Property from: a Wilmette, Illinois estate Category: Fine Art > Prints Estimated Sale Time: 12:33 pm CST Shipping Status: Leonard Auction, Inc. will provide direct shipping for this lot. Please visit our website for a shipping estimate. Sales Tax: California (7.25%), Florida (6%), Georgia (8.5%), Kansas (6.5%), New Jersey (6.625%), New Mexico (5.125%), New York (8.875%), Pennsylvania (6%), Washington (10.5%) Download High Resolution Photographs: Photograph #1 Photograph #2 Last modified: August 9, 2022, 1:31 pm

                Leonard Auction
              • Charles White (American, 1918-1979) Offset Lithographs
                Jul. 24, 2022

                Charles White (American, 1918-1979) Offset Lithographs

                Est: $150 - $300

                Charles White (American, 1918-1979) Offset Lithographs (2) items, 1952 and 1953, printed signatures and dates lower right, including 'Freedom Dove' and 'Harvest Talk'; similarly matted behind glass in wood frames Property from: an Oak Park, Illinois collector Category: Fine Art > Prints Estimated Sale Time: 1:46 pm CST Shipping Status: Leonard Auction, Inc. will provide direct shipping for this lot. Please visit our website for a shipping estimate. Sales Tax: California (7.25%), Florida (6%), Georgia (8.5%), Kansas (6.5%), New Jersey (6.625%), New Mexico (5.125%), New York (8.875%), Pennsylvania (6%), Washington (10.5%) Download High Resolution Photographs: Photograph #1 Photograph #2 Photograph #3 Photograph #4 Photograph #5 Last modified: July 12, 2022, 4:24 pm

                Leonard Auction
              • Watercolor / Ink Wash of Woman sgd. Charles White.
                Jun. 18, 2022

                Watercolor / Ink Wash of Woman sgd. Charles White.

                Est: $1,000 - $1,200

                A Black and white watercolor or Ink Wash on paper depicting an African woman in profile with arms folded. On the back is handwritten, "Charles Wilbert White, (1918-1979), "The Frustrated girl", watercolor". Signed in pencil, lower right, "Charles White". The Image is in good condition. The Paper has some rippling. Sight area measures 19 1/4" x 151/4". The Frame measures 23" x 19 1/4". Third-party shipping or personal pick-up required.

                Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
              • CHARLES WHITE (African American, 1918-1979) ROOTS, 1963
                Jun. 13, 2022

                CHARLES WHITE (African American, 1918-1979) ROOTS, 1963

                Est: $200 - $300

                ROOTS. Vintage framed offset lithograph by the artist, Charles White, 1963. Cream wove paper. Framed under glass. Dimensions: framed: 14 3/4 in. x 20 7/8 in., sight: 13 1/2 in. x 19 1/2 in. Condition: good original framed estate condition. Provenance: New York City, NY Estate.

                Kensington Estate Auctions
              • Charles White, 1918-1979, Young Woman
                Jun. 04, 2022

                Charles White, 1918-1979, Young Woman

                Est: $6,000 - $8,000

                Charles White 1918-1979 Young Woman 1963-1964 lithograph 13-1/4 x 16-3/4 inches signed, titled, dated and numbered blind stamp Provenance: private collection, Los Angeles, CA Illustrated: Charles White , The Gordon Gift to the University of Texas, Roberts, p. 20-21 John P. Murphy writes , "White exhibited Young Woman in 1964 at the major exhibition The Art of Charles White: Lithographs , Linocuts, and Drawings, which traveled in Los Angeles from Occidental College to the School of Fine Arts of the University of Judaism. It also appeared in 1965 in his final exhibition at New York's American Contemporary Art (ACA) Gallery, which had mounted seven one-person shows of White's work since 1947."

                Black Art Auction
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918-1979) Contemplation oil on canvas laid down on canvas 1
                May. 13, 2022

                CHARLES WHITE (1918-1979) Contemplation oil on canvas laid down on canvas 1

                Est: $30,000 - $50,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918-1979) Contemplation oil on canvas laid down on canvas 18 1/8 x 14 in. (46.1 x 35.6 cm.)

                Christie's
              • Charles White, (American 1918-1979), Sound of Silence II, Lithograph in color, Sight size: 622 x 876 mm (24-1/2 x 34-1/2 in)
                May. 13, 2022

                Charles White, (American 1918-1979), Sound of Silence II, Lithograph in color, Sight size: 622 x 876 mm (24-1/2 x 34-1/2 in)

                Est: $7,000 - $9,000

                Charles White (American, 1918-1979) Sound of Silence II Lithograph in color, 1978, signed Charles S. White and dated '78 in graphite and with blindstamp l.r., titled Sound of Silence # II in graphite l.l. and numbered 45/71 in graphite l.c.; apparently in good condition. Framed.*

                Weschler's
              • Charles Wilbert White, (American, 1918-1979), Bessie, 1954, color linocut, 12 1/16" x 9"
                Apr. 07, 2022

                Charles Wilbert White, (American, 1918-1979), Bessie, 1954, color linocut, 12 1/16" x 9"

                Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918-1979) Bessie, 1954 color linocut estate signature stamp dated, titled and numbered lower margin inscribed State III, edition of 5 inscribed All four states in edition of 16 lower edge 12 1/16" x 9"

                Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Sound of Silence II.
                Mar. 31, 2022

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Sound of Silence II.

                Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Sound of Silence II. Color lithograph, 1978. 636x877 mm; 25x35 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 39/71 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by David Panosh. Published by Hand Graphics, Ltd., Santa Fe, with the blind stamp lower right. Gedeon Ea35.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Wanted Poster Series #11 and #11a (Positive and Negative Image).
                Mar. 31, 2022

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Wanted Poster Series #11 and #11a (Positive and Negative Image).

                Est: $12,000 - $18,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Wanted Poster Series #11 and #11a (Positive and Negative Image). A pair of lithographs printed in sepia on buff wove paper, 1970. Both 572x406 mm; 22 1/2x16 inches, full margins. Both signed, dated and numbered 6/20 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by the Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM, with the blind stamps lower right. From the Wanted Poster Series. Provenance: Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, with the gallery labels on the frame backs; private collection, New Jersey. Other impressions of this pair of prints can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Norton Simon Museum. Gedeon Ea21.

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              • Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979); Young Woman (Head);
                Mar. 29, 2022

                Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979); Young Woman (Head);

                Est: $3,000 - $4,000

                Charles Wilbert White (1918-1979) Young Woman (Head), 1967 Lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 62/125, published by Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, with the inkstamp of the printer, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, verso, with full margins, framed. 10 1/2 x 7in (26.7 x 17.8cm) sheet 11 1/8 x 7 9/16in (28.3 x 19.2cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

                Bonhams
              • Charles W White, 1918-1979, Jessica
                Mar. 12, 2022

                Charles W White, 1918-1979, Jessica

                Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                Charles W White 1918-1979 Jessica 1969 etching and plate tone in brown on cream wove paper 11 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches signed and dated AP (edition of 25) Printed by Joseph and Hugo Mugnani, Los Angeles, CA This important print by White is seldom offered at auction. It is in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and they write the following about the artist's subject: Though the practice of wearing a headwrap is centuries old among sub-Saharan African women, it is also a vestige of American slavery, a system of bondage that required enslaved women to cover their hair with a headscarf or kerchief, essentially an identifying mark of subjugation and coersion. The contemporary use of the headwrap among African American women is thus emblematic of the wearer's unbroken bond to her enslaved American ancestors as well as those who remained in Africa, and is worn as a powerful symbol of racial pride and consciousness.

                Black Art Auction
              • Charles Wilbert White, 1918-1979, untitled
                Dec. 04, 2021

                Charles Wilbert White, 1918-1979, untitled

                Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                Charles Wilbert White 1918-1979 untitled 1950 linocut on paper 21 3/4 x 17 inches (sheet) signed and dated This is a very rare print that, to my knowledge, has never been offered at auction previously. In 1951, White had an exhibit at A.C.A. Gallery, New York, and included in that were three linocuts: Child and Woman, Adolescence, and Youth. Written on the verso in pencil is "Title: Child + Woman". That is likely a mis-label, and the correct title of the print is one of the others. The figure relates directly to the ink and graphite drawing, "The Children" , executed the same year.

                Black Art Auction
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918-1979) Untitled charcoal and wax crayon on board 51 ½ x
                Nov. 12, 2021

                CHARLES WHITE (1918-1979) Untitled charcoal and wax crayon on board 51 ½ x

                Est: $350,000 - $550,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918-1979) Untitled charcoal and wax crayon on board 51 ½ x 39 ½ in. (130.8 x 100.3 cm.)

                Christie's
              • Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918-1979) Joven Relief on wove paper 16-1/2 x
                Oct. 07, 2021

                Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918-1979) Joven Relief on wove paper 16-1/2 x

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918-1979) Joven Relief on wove paper 16-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches (41.9 x 34.9 cm) (sheet) E/E Signed and annotated in pencil along lower edge Soul of a Nation: African American Art from a Distinguished Collector HID01801242017

                Heritage Auctions
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Joven (Youth).
                Oct. 07, 2021

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Joven (Youth).

                Est: $6,000 - $9,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Joven (Youth). Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1946. 343x273 mm; 13 1/2x10 3/4 inches, wide margins. Proof, from an edition of unknown size. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Printed by the artist at El Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexico City. An impression of this scarce print can be found in the collection of Clark Atlanta University, illustrated in Le Falle/Collins's In the Spirit of Resistance. According to Lucinda Gedeon, another impression is illustrated in the album El Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexico, published in 1949. Gedeon Ea7.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Untitled (Study for Matriarch)
                Oct. 07, 2021

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Untitled (Study for Matriarch)

                Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) Untitled (Study for Matriarch) Charcoal, graphite and pencil on thin artificial vellum, circa 1967. 483x406 mm; 19x16 inches. With the artist's estate signature ink stamp, lower right. Provenance: the artist's estate; Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles; the Allan and Susan Marion collection, Beverly Hills; Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, with the gallery label on the frame back; private collection. Exhibited: Looking In, Looking Out, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, 2002; Charles White, Images of Dignity, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA, 2003 (traveling exhibition.) This careful study of a woman's head is a strong example of the Charles White's later work, and his use of preparatory drawings. His final oil painting Matriarch, 1967, is in the collection of the National Academy of Design, New York.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) I Have A Dream Portfolio.
                Oct. 07, 2021

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) I Have A Dream Portfolio.

                Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979) I Have A Dream Portfolio. Portfolio of six offset lithographs, with the printed folder, 1969. Each 508x355 mm; 20x14 inches, full margins. Edition of 150. Signed in ink on the dedication page. Published by Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles. Includes Seed of Heritage * I Have Seen Black Hands * The Wall * The Brother * Nat Turner, Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow * Vision. Provenance: private collection, Oakland, acquired from Swann Galleries, February 25, 2010. Consigned to support the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia and its legacy endowment campaign.Los Angeles: Heritage Galleries, 1969

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