8 Press Releases

Tag: Harlem Renaissance

  • 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 Result

    New Auction Record for Richmond Barthé at $629k in African-American Fine Art at Swann

    AFRICAN-AMERICAN FINE ARTSale 2535; June 4, 2020Sale total: $3,517,917Estimates for sale as a whole: $2,316,000-$3,427,500We offered 187 lots; 165 sold (88% sell-through rate by lot)All prices include Buyer’s Premium. New York—Swann Galleries’ sale of African-American Fine Art on June 4 was met with much fanfare, despite an online-only format due…

    New Auction Record for Richmond Barthé at $629k in African-American Fine Art at Swann
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    African-American Fine Art

    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…

    ROBERT NEAL (1916 - 1987)
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    African-American Fine Art

    Raised in Harlem, New York during the 1930s, Jacob Lawrence was an influential Modernist painter active throughout the 20th century. He was nationally-recognized for his paintings capturing the experiences of African-Americans. After completing several paintings of abolitionist John Brown, Lawrence began several paintings of rural African-American life in the South.…

    CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
  • Auction Industry

    Family Archives Lead Printed & Manuscript African Americana at Swann

    New York—On Thursday, March 26, Swann Galleries will offer a sale of Printed & Manuscript African Americana featuring material from the last three centuries with a strong showing of family papers and archives.  Archives include family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family of Portland, Maine. The collection includes material from…

    Family Archives Lead Printed & Manuscript African Americana at Swann
  • 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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