ERNIE BARNES (1938-2009)
ERNIE BARNES (1938-2009)
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Fragments of Life: Works by Charles White and Ernie Barnes from the Collection of Danny and Donna Arnold
ERNIE BARNES (1938-2009)

The Pulpiteer

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ERNIE BARNES (1938-2009)
The Pulpiteer
signed 'ERNIE BARNES' (lower right); titled 'The Pulpiteer' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
29 7/8 x 40 in. (75.9 x 101.6 cm.)
Painted in 1972.
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist
Exhibited
Los Angeles, California Museum of Science & Industry; Durham, North Carolina Central University Art Museum; Atlanta, High Museum of Art; Washington, D.C., Museum of African Art and New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Center, The Beauty of the Ghetto, 1972-1975.

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Lot Essay

About the Collector:

Establishing himself as a well-respected, accomplished Hollywood producer in the mid-20th century, Danny Arnold refined a keen eye for contemporary aesthetics, identifying artists of great talent across the creative disciplines with a prescient vision. Between Arnold and his wife Donna’s own cultural contributions and their personal friendships with both Charles White and Ernie Barnes, the Arnold family’s collection is rooted in a fascinating history of collecting and connoisseurship.

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