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    Sale 2089

    Open House

    14 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 89

    Romare Bearden (1911-1988)

    Untitled (Two collages)

    Price Realised  

    Romare Bearden (1911-1988)
    Untitled (Two collages)
    two color paper collages mounted on board
    right collage: 5 x 12 in. (12.7 x 30.5 cm.)
    left collage: 4 x 12 in. (10.2 x 30.5 cm.)
    overall: 11 x 31 in. (27.9 x 78.7 cm.)
    Executed circa 1960. (2)


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    In 1950, Bearden sailed to Paris with letters of introduction to art world luminaries including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Deeply inspired by the Jazz series and other cut outs Matisse fabricated from the 1930s through the early 1950s, Bearden created his own paper collages in the years that followed.

    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Estate of Paul Von Ringelheim
    Private collection, New York


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR