Romare Bearden, Jazz Musician at Piano, oil monotype, circa 1975. Estimate: $15,000 to 25,000.
'Sale Shines Light on Unheralded Art Legacy' in today's Wall Street Journal discusses Swann's Out of the Blue: Modern Art & Jazz auction. Lauren Fedor writes of the link between Thursday's auction and the CareFusion Jazz Festival, also taking place in New York City this week, as well as the African-American Fine Art department's place in the art market.
Romare Bearden, Back Porch Serenade, collage on masonite, with color inks and pencil, 1977. Estimate: $60,000 to 90,000.
Romare Bearden is one of the most well-known artists in the sale, and his works, including three rare jazz monotypes and the collage, Back Porch Serenade, are expected to be among the sale's biggest sellers.