‘Mules And Men’ By Harlem’s Zora Neale Hurston

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Mules and Men by Columbia University graduate and Harlem Renaissance story teller Zora Neale Hurston is a treasury of black America’s folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Continue Reading →

‘The Storefront’ In Harlem 1970, By Ned O’Gorman

the storefront 1971 in harlemThis rare book is about a rare place,The Children’s StorefrontThe Children’s Storefront was one of those rare places where tuition-free private school. Continue Reading →

“Untitled – Homeless Series,” 1999 By Rashid Johnson

art image amazonUntitled – Homeless Series, 1999 a great photo by Rashid Johnson, Rashid is a contemporary American photographer-artist. Johnson is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago. His work is in major museum collections, including the Whitney Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, etc. Continue Reading →

Dorothy Maynor, “Founder Harlem School Of The Arts” Signed 1948

dorothy maynor flyer in harlemA great Harlem collectible signed by legendary Dorothy Maynor (founder of The Harlem School of the Arts) in (not so) dark pencil from an event on April 3rd, 1948 at Ohio Northern University.  Continue Reading →

Swann Celebrates 20th Annual African Americana Auction

Lot-415-E-Simms-Campbell-Night-Club-Map-HarlemOn Thursday, March 31, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana, the 20th annual sale for this groundbreaking department at Swann. Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: “Fire!! Devoted to the Younger Negro Artists” (Paperback)

51QKaiI7hoL._UL500_Originally published in 1926, this periodical was re-issued in limited quantity in 1985. Harlemite by Wallace Thurman, Editor and contributor, it contains work by many of the best-known and most celebrated artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance…. Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: Jazz Duke Ellington And Nat King Cole Signed 1940’s

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Jazz greats Duke Ellington signed this early photographs with Nat King Cole Trio signed twice by Nat King Cole and his band in the 1940’s. Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: Dorothy Maynor Autographed Program 1948

dorthy manor borchure in harlemA rare flyer signed by Dorothy Maynor, founder of The Harlem School of the Arts in Harlem, New York in a dark pencil signature in 1948. Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: Lou Fink “Harlem” Water Color, July 1964

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A wonderful watercolor on paper by the American artist Lou Fink, who designed for Tiffany, worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, MOMA, and many more, the piece is dated from July 1964. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s “Sammy Davis Jr” Limited Edition Print 1955

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What an amazing photograph of Harlem born, with Harlem style, dancer, singer, actor of stage and screen, musician, impressionist, “The Candy Man” Sammy Davis Jr. Continue Reading →