Kehinde Wiley’s painting is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming September sale, presented by Leonard Auction. Titled Psyche Abandoned, the piece shows a Black woman’s portrait against a heavily-ornamented pattern of flowers. Wiley is recognized for his highly patterned portrait paintings of Black Americans. The poses, objects, and backgrounds used in his portraits take inspiration from French Rococo, the modern urban landscape, and everything in between. Wiley says his figurative paintings “quote historical sources and position young black men within that field of power.”
Another featured work in this event is from Kara Walker. An American artist, Walker is known for creating black-and-white silhouette works that explore the history of American racial discrimination. Titled I’ll Be a Monkey’s Uncle, the available piece depicts the figure of a girl and a monkey in black silhouette against a white background. Also offered is a cylindrical, abstract vase from Clyde Burt. Explore the full catalog for this auction and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (251), Decorative Arts (113), Furniture (99), Jewelry (135), Asian Works of Art (28), Watches & Clocks (21), American Indian & Ethnographic (53), Collectibles (42)
# of Lots:749
Price Range:$50 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Kehinde Wiley (American, b.1977) 'Psyche Abandoned' Oil on Linen||
|Asian Huanghuali Folding Horseshoe Back Armchair||
|Cartier 18k Yellow Gold and Diamond Juste un Clou Bracelet||
|Kara Walker (American, b.1969) I'll Be a Monkey's Uncle Lithograph||
|Clyde Burt (American, 1922-1981) Pottery Vessel||
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