Thursday's Top Lots: African-American Fine Art

Thursday's sale of African-American Fine Art attracted a full house of bidders and resulted in record prices for several important artists. Collectors were particularly active, seizing the opportunity to acquire works not frequently seen at previous auctions.
Charles White, J'Accuse! No. 10 (Negro Woman), charcoal on paper, 1966.

The top lot of the sale was Charles White's charcoal drawing J'Accuse! No. 10 (Negro Woman), which sold for $204,000.
One of 15 lithograph & screenprints from Kara Walker's Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), 2005.

Kara Walker's Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) earned $120,000, an auction record for prints by the artist. A pop-up book by Walker, Freedom, A Fable, brought $2,880, a strong price for an artist's book.
William T. Williams, Eastern Star, acrylic on canvas, 1971.
A large acrylic painting by William T. Williams also sold for $120,000. While prints by Williams have come to auction in the past, Eastern Star was the first painting by the important New York-based artist to ever come to auction.

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