8 Press Releases

Tag: Augusta Savage

  • Auction Industry

    Artists of Black History Month: Jacob Lawrence

    Black River Auction Offers Two Signed Screenprints from American Painter One of the first nationally-recognized Black American painters, Jacob Lawrence completed his first significant painting series at 21 years old. Social realism was always the bedrock of Lawrence’s work. Throughout the 20th century, he returned to the vivid imagery of…

    Artists of Black History Month Jacob Lawrence1
  • Auction Result, Press Release

    Records for Charles Alston, Wadsworth Jarrell, Augusta Savage and More in African American Art at Swann

    Charles Alston, Black and White #8, oil on linen canvas, 1961. Sold for $197,000, a record for the artist. AFRICAN AMERICAN ART  Sale 2554; December 10, 2020 Sale total: $2,761,105 Estimates for sale as a whole: $2,220,000–$2,229,500  We offered 211 lots; 174 sold (82% sell-through rate by lot) All prices…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Romare Bearden Collages Lead African American Art at Swann

    Kerry James Marshall, Wadsworth Jarrell, Augusta Savage, Alma Thomas & Kara Walker feature Romare Bearden, Woman and Child, collage, 1968. Estimate $150,000 to $250,000. New York—Swann Galleries’ fall offering of African American Art comes across the block on Thursday, December 10. The auction will present a strong offering of works…

    Romare Bearden Collages Lead African American Art at Swann
  • Auction Preview

    Two-Day Summer Fine Art, Antique

    William Edmondson, the first Black American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, saw himself as a religious messenger rather than a sculptor: “I didn’t know I was no artist till them folks come tole me I was. Every piece of work I got carved… is…

    Portrait of a Lady, attrib. to Charles Baxter
  • Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Augusta Savage

    Case Antiques to Offer Gamin Sculpture from Artist and Activist When Augusta Savage arrived in New York at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, she only had a few dollars in her pocket. However, she quickly found herself in the company of the prominent writers and activists of the 1920s,…

    Artist to Know Augusta Savage-3
  • Auction Industry

    African American Art In the Spotlight at Case’s July 11-12 Auction

    Sculptures and paintings by William Edmondson, Beauford Delaney, and Augusta Savage, along with two important African American quilts, headline the Summer Case Antiques Auction, set for July 11-12 at the company’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. The auction also offers a dazzling array of high-end estate jewelry and timepieces, American furniture and…

    African American Art In the Spotlight at Case’s July 11-12 Auction
  • Auction Industry

    Toomey & Co. Auctioneers To Offer Art & Design On March 8

    On Sunday, March 8, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will begin its 2020 schedule with Art & Design, featuring over 600 lots of fine and decorative artworks, sculpture, early 20th century and modern furniture, art pottery, lighting, silver, jewelry, and more. LOT 54: Richard Diebenkorn. Blue from The Ocean Park Series, 1984. Estimate $20,000-30,000Toomey & Co.…

    Richard Diebenkorn. Blue from The Ocean Park Series, 1984. Estimate $20,000-30,000
  • Press Release

    Artist Profile : Norman Lewis From the Margin to the Art Market Center

    Anthony Barboza, Norman Lewis—Painter, silver print, 1976.Sold Dember 13, 2007 for $1,320. Born in Harlem in 1909, Norman Lewis developed as a painter as the New York Modern Art scene grew. He first studied art during the Harlem Renaissance under the sculptor Augusta Savage. Lewis became a painting instructor at the Harlem Community Art…

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