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.
Labels: African-American Fine Art, David Hammons, Malvin Gray Johnson, Nigel Freeman, Norman Lewis, Sargent Johnson