Raised in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi during the early 1900s, Richmond Barthé was among the leading artists of his time. Barthé’s work often bridges the gap between Realism and abstraction. Best known for capturing the allegorical and genre figures of African Americans, Barthé took inspiration from his interest in African lore, the Christian faith, and theater. Boy with a Broom is one of the few surviving sculptures from Barthé’s early career. This large plaster sculpture from 1929 will be presented in the upcoming African-American Fine Art sale, offered by Swann Auction Galleries. Two other sculptures by Barthé—Feral Benga and an untitled bust of a man— will be offered as well.
With almost 200 available lots, this auction will include works from Jacob Lawrence, David Hammons, John Biggers, and Elizabeth Catlett. An untitled 1965 mixed-paper collage by Hammons is among the key lots. Considered one of his earliest works, this piece shows the raised and shackled fists of a black man. Biggers’ 1960s oil painting titled Women, Ghana is also available. Browse the complete collection and register to bid on Swann Auction Galleries.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (187)
# of Lots:187
Price Range:$1,000 - $350,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Jacob Lawrence (1917 - 2000)- Cutting Logs #51|| Estimate: |
|David Hammons (1943 - )- Untitled|| Estimate: |
|Richmond Barthé (1901 - 1989)- Boy With A Broom|| Estimate: |
|Norman Lewis (1909 - 1979)- Untitled (Processional Composition)|| Estimate: |
|Sam Gilliam (1933 - )- White Paper Vi|| Estimate: |