Title: AFRICAN-AMERICAN FINE ART
Date: February 6, 2007
Time: 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 10-6
Thursday, Feb. 1, 10-6
Friday, Feb. 2, 10-6
Saturday, Feb. 3, 10-4
Monday, Feb. 5, 10-6
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 10-noon
Contact Person: Nigel Freeman
Offered works by a veritable who's who of important African-American artists, and included some of the scarcest and most important examples of their work.
Highlights included an exquisite carved mahogany Nude Torso, by Elizabeth Catlett, 1976, believed to be the first sculpture by the artist ever to come to auction, $120,000 (see top illustration); Artist records were achieved for Hale Aspacio Woodruff's Totem, oil on canvas, circa 1950-54, $96,000 (second illustration); Norman Lewis's Street Music, oil on canvas, 1950, $67,200 (third illustration); Beauford Delaney's Untitled (Yellow Painting), oil on canvas, 1962, $64,800 (fourth illustration);and James A. Porter's Fish Vendors at Bar Beach, Lagos, oil on canvas, 1964, $28,800 (see bottom illustration).