US AUCTIONS Fall 2017

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1. NEW YORK Although his work was not the highest valued sales at Swann’s African American Art auction on October 5th, Sam Gilliam was the big winner last week. His Rubiyat significantly out-performed estimates. A more recent work from 2001 also did quite well.
Also significantly out-performing was Norman Lewis’s work.
Sale total: $2,750,585 | Estimates for sale (without premium): $2,283,500-$3,371,000; 154 lots offered; 124 sold (81% sell-through rate by lot)
All prices include Buyer’s Premium.
    4       Henry Ossawa Tanner, Flight into Egypt, oil on canvas, circa 1910.  $341,000
    48      Norman Lewis, Untitled (Processional Composition), oil on marbleized slate, 1960. $233,000
    88      Sam Gilliam, Rubiyat, acrylic and flocking on canvas, 1973. $191,000
    20**  Elizabeth Catlett, War Worker, tempera, 1943. $149,000
    31      Hughie Lee-Smith, Untitled (Youths on a Lakeshore), oil on board, 1952.  $93,750
    39*    Richmond Barthé, The Awakening of Africa, cast bronze, 1959.  $87,500
    68      Charles White, I Have A Dream, Series #11 (Study for the Wall), oil on board, 1968.  $81,250
    12      Barthé, Stevedore, cast bronze on marble base, modeled in 1937, cast in 1985.  $75,000
    150    Eldzier Cortor, Lady with Fan II, oil on canvas, 2005. $75,000
    147    Gilliam, Not Spinning, acrylic on plywood construction with aluminum frame, 2001-04. $57,500 C
    124    Lee-Smith, Interlude, oil on canvas, 1991.$55,000
    125    Lee-Smith, The Encounter, oil on canvas, 1991.  $52,500
    95*    Ernie Barnes, The Maestro, acrylic on canvas in artist-built frame, circa 1978. $47,500
    42      Alma W. Thomas, In the Studio, oil on canvas, 1956. $45,000
    129    Carrie Mae Weems, Sea Island Series, quadriptych with two silver prints and two text panels, 1992.$45,000
    101    Catlett, Glory, cast bronze on wood base, 1981. $40,000
    1       Edward M. Bannister, Untitled (Rhode Island Coastal Scene), oil on canvas, circa 1885-89.$40,000
    109    Romare Bearden, The Evening Boat, collage and watercolor on board, 1984.$40,000
    110    Bearden, At the Dock, watercolor, 1984.  $37,500
    21    Jacob Lawrence, Eight Passages, eight color screenprints illustrating the Book of Genesis, 1990.$30,000
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