A Black American sculptor, Richmond Barthé (1901–1989) was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and remains well-known for his representation of Black subjects. One of the leading lots in the upcoming Works on Paper & 3-D sale, presented by Black Art Auction, is a bronze sculpture of Senegalese dancer Féral Benga by Barthé. The sculptor completed this work after he moved to New York City during the Great Depression. Living downtown gave him exposure to vibrant cultural and social experiences. At a time when most artists were struggling to survive, Barthé accomplished several significant works, including the available work. Another key lot is an abstract dried pigment on gessoed paper piece by Ed Clark, an American Abstract Expressionist painter. Clark was among the early developers of shaped canvases in the 1950s.
Other highlights include works by Sam Gilliam, a color field painter and Lyrical Abstractionist. One of the available Gilliam pieces is titled Insight 3, made with acrylic, aluminum fasteners, and machine-sewn thread on die-cut paper. This work is mounted on plywood and can be hung vertically or horizontally. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Black Art Auction.
Lot Categories:Works on Paper & 3-D (149)
# of Lots:149
Price Range:$100 - $70,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Richmond Barthe, 1901-1989, Feral Benga, bronze on a marble base, 19 inches (not including the base)|| Estimate: |
|Ed Clark, 1926-2019, Untitled (Abstract), Dried pigments on gessoed paper, 29-3/4 x 41-1/2 inches|| Estimate: |
|Sam Gilliam, b. 1933, Insight 3|| Estimate: |
|Sam Gilliam, b. 1933, Marathon, acrylic/painted plywood assemblage, 39 x 89 x 9 inches|| Estimate: |
|Norman Lewis, 1909-1979, Untitled, oil on paper, 24 x 30 inches|| Estimate: |