Yesterday's Top Lots: African-American Fine Art

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.

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