Yesterday's African-American Fine Art sale attracted active bidding, with the earliest works by Robert Scott Duncanson and Charles Ethan Porter, mid-century master works and a section devoted to Romare Bearden's centennial year all setting top prices. The day's top lot was Elizabeth Catlett's Untitled (Standing African-American Woman), a cast bronze sculpture from 1967 that sold for $108,000. This is the highest prize ever for an Elizabeth Catlett bronze sculpture.
Beauford Delaney's Le Balayeur, oil on canvas, 1968, and Romare Bearden's Tidings, a collage of various papers and mixed media, circa 1973, each brought $96,000.
Labels: African-American Fine Art, Beauford Delaney, Charles Ethan Porter, Elizabeth Catlett, Nigel Freeman, Robert Scott Duncanson, Romare Bearden, top lots