Important Art by Winfred Rembert and Jeremiah Theus Come to Sale With Brunk AuctionsMay 19, 2023 09:00 EDT
Winfred Rembert was an Black American artist who turned his agonizing memories of violence and imprisonment into art. A survivor of lynching, he was arrested during a civil rights march without any charges in the 1960s. As a prisoner, he learned to design on leather canvases. He would use hand-tools to stretch leather and shoe dyes to paint. The Laughing Barrel, a dye on carved and tooled leather painting by Winfred Rembert, is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from Brunk Auctions. It is a vivid scene presenting commentary on systemic racial discrimination. Another noteworthy painting is an oil on canvas portrait of James Habersham, Jr. by Swiss-born American painter Jeremiah Theus. Habersham was a planter, slave trader, and a speaker in the Georgia General Assembly.
A black and white platinum palladium print of Jean Patchett by Irving Penn also leads the listings. Printed in 1974, it is a significant fashion photo portrait by Penn. The American photographer was also known for his advertising work for Clinique and Issey Miyake. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Premier Auctions sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (160), Decorative Arts (42), Furniture (73), Asian Works of Art (66)
# of Lots:382
Price Range:$50- $75,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Irving Penn|| Estimate: |
|Jeremiah Theus, Important Georgia Portrait|| Estimate: |
|Louis-Léopold Boilly|| Estimate: |
|Alice Ravenel Huger Smith|| Estimate: |
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