Monday, November 23, 2015

December 15 auction of African-American Fine Art at Swann Galleries

Lot 33: Romare Bearden, The Annunciation, oil on canvas, 1946. Estimate $120,000 to $180,000.
NEW YORK---On Tuesday, December 15, Swann Galleries’ will offer African-American Fine Art, featuring a newly re-discovered Norman Lewis painting, an important early-career modernist painting by Romare Bearden, and what is believed to be the first painting by Elizabeth Catlett to come to auction. Two scarce paintings included in the sale are Romare Bearden’s "The Annunciation, "oil on canvas, 1946; and Elizabeth Catlett’s Friends, tempera on paper, mounted to masonite board, 1944. Bearden’s piece comes from early in his career, a period in which he was working primary on paper and produced few large canvases like this one. [link]