Swann 2009 Auction Highlights: African-American Fine Art

Since we launched our African-American Fine Art department in February 2007, our auctions have consistently set benchmarks for works by important and lesser-known black artists.

Artist-record prices were achieved at Swann Galleries for Hale Woodruff’s 1973 oil on canvas Cinque Exhorts his Captives (above), which sold on February 17, for $156,000, and Elizabeth Catlett’s life-size red cedar sculpture Homage to My Young Black Sisters from 1968 (right), which sold on October 8, for $288,000.

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