African-American Fine Art Top 5

Yesterday's African-American Fine Art sale welcomed a full room of bidders and competition amongst phone bidders. The sale's top five lots:

Malvin Gray Johnson's Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, oil on canvas, 1928-29, realized $228,000.

David Hammons' Untitled (Body Print), pigment, ink and colored pencils on wove paper, 1977, sold for $114,000.

David Hammons' Untitled (Fly Swatter), 1992, sold for $66,000, well above its estimate of $5,000 to $7,000.

Midnight Carnaval, a watercolor, pen and ink on paper work by Norman Lewis, 1960, sold for $55,200.

Untitled (Standing Woman), Sargent Johnson's terra cotta sculpture sold for $52,800.

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