Harlem African-American Fine Art masters takes center stage at Swann Auction Galleries on October 18, 2012. The sale features an extraordinary selection of museum-quality paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Harlem masters Charles White, Romare Bearden and other mportant 19th and 20th century artists. Continue reading
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On Thursday, March 10, Swann Galleries will conduct their 16th annual auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana offering a wide range of compelling material related to the African-American experience, with sections devoted to slavery and abolition, the Civil War, civil rights, education, art, literature, music, sports, and more. Continue reading
Sotheby’s New York, Latin American Art, May 20 & 30, 2008. Lot 255, Mario Carreno, Tres Mujeres. Est. $25/35,000. Sold for: $46,000. © Sotheby’s Ltd.
The Art Loss Register has recovered a Mario Carreño painting with the cooperation of Sotheby’s New York and the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Companies. The painting, a gouache on paper entitled Tres Mujeres, was hanging in the offices of a New York law firm when it was stolen in October 1993. The painting was not seen again until years later, when it was discovered by a woman in the back of a closet in a Harlem townhouse which she had recently purchased. Curious as to the value, she brought the painting to Sotheby’s for appraisal in early 2008. Sotheby’s extended an offer of consignment to the potential seller, and the painting was researched and catalogued for their May Latin American Art Sale in New York with an estimate of $25,000-35,000. Continue reading
Barack Obama painting
One of three original works created in true Harlem style is one for the now-iconic poster that Shepard Fairey created in support of Obama is a mixed media stencil collage on a 4 x 6 foot cotton rag paper. Fairey donated this piece to Russell Simmons’s Art for Life Auction, with proceeds going toward a different good cause, the Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to creating programs for children in arts education, sponsorship and mentorship.
The live bidding for the original work is open to the top bidders from the Internet auction and takes place 19 July 2008 during the benefit held at an exclusive event in East Hampton, NY and from the looks of it will the piece will auction for well upwards of $60,000.
The posters and the original are good propaganda for a good cause, all in the name of hope.
By Tamara Warren and Ami Kealoha for www.coolhunting.com