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Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Prints & Photographs
January 2012


(ABELES A17591)
ABELES, SIGMUND. Head of a Black Girl 1970 [Signed etching]. Signed numbered edition of 250. Abeles (1934-) published this print with the AAA. He is a white artist of East-European descent. A very nice portrait with none of the usual racist overtones or stereotypes. Image size: 11 3/4 inches h.; sheet size: 19 x 14 3/4 inches. Signed and numbered in lower margin. 1970. Fine. $75.00 [Order]

(AMOS, EMMA A18765)
AMOS, EMMA. Woman with Hat (Signed numbered original etching). Color etching, in subtle shades of brown ink. N.d. An early work in Amos's oeuvre. Signed numbered and titled across lower margin. Ed. of 35. 18 x 13 1/4 in. (44.8 x 34 cm.) N.d.. Fine impression, in fine bright condition. $2,200.00 [Order]
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(BAKER, J A13963)
BAKER, JOSEPHINE (Vintage Photograph). JOSEPHINE BAKER in her role in The Flame Of Paris. Vintage film still photograph, c.1951. Striking image. Sheet size 10 x 8 1/8" (image: 8 3/4 x 7 1/4"), signed by photographer in the negative. c.1951. Near fine clean bright image. $65.00 [Order]
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(BEARDEN A18032)
BEARDEN, ROMARE. Circe Into Swine 1979 [Signed original Serigraph]. From the Odysseus Suite. Original multi-colored screenprint. Classical figures set in a landscape of lush blues, greens and other bright color accents. Signed numbered edition of Artist's Proofs, apart from the edition of 125. Numbered and SIGNED by Bearden, in pencil along lower margin. [Gelburd/Rosenberg, A Graphic Odyssey, b&w illus. fig. 47, p.62] Sheet size: 21 x 28 3/4 in. (53.34 x 73 cm.) Signed numbered edition of Artist's Proofs, apart from the numbered edition of 125. 1979. Fine impression, in mint condition. $3,500.00 [Order]

(BEARDEN A18821)
BEARDEN, ROMARE. Fall of Troy. 1979. (Signed original Serigraph).. From Odysseus Suite. Original multi-colored screenprint. Numbered and SIGNED by Bearden in pencil. [Gelburd /Rosenberg. A Graphic Odyssey, b&w illus. fig. 45, p. 60]. Image size: 18 x 24; Sheet size 21 3/4 x 29 1/4 in. 1979. Fine bright impression, in fine condition. $3,500.00 [Order]

(BEARDEN A17181)
BEARDEN, ROMARE. Home to Ithaca 1979 (Signed original Serigraph). From the Odysseus Suite. Color multi-colored serigraph print. One of the most complexly colored images of this series of six prints. Numbered 109/125 and SIGNED by Bearden in pencil along lower margin. [Gelburd/Rosenberg, A Graphic Odyssey, b&w illus. fig. 49, p. 64] Image: 15 x 24 1/8 in. Sheet size: 20 3/4 x 30 1/8 in. Signed, numbered edition of 125 1979. Fine bright impression, in mint condition.. $3,350.00 [Order]

(BEARDEN A18040)
BEARDEN, ROMARE. Pilate 1979 [Signed original Silkscreen]. Original multi-colored screenprint 1979. Numbered and SIGNED by Bearden in pencil. Limited numbered edition of 300. Printed by Atelier Ettinger with the printer's blindstamp lower right. [Gelburd/Rosenberg 82, b&w illus. fig. 80, p.117]. 559 x 381 mm. (22 x 15 inches), full margins (sheet size 28 x 21 inches). Numbered edition of 300. 1979. A fine dark impression, in mint condition. $3,600.00 [Order]

(BEARDEN A17056)
BEARDEN, ROMARE. Tenor Sermon 1979 (Signed original lithograph). From the Jazz Series. Original multi-colored lithograph. SIGNED and numbered 146/175 by Bearden in pencil left edge. Published by London Arts, Detroit. [Gelburd/Rosenberg. A Graphic Odyssey. 75, b&w illus. fig. 27, p.38]. Lithograph 23 3/4 x 34 1/2 inches. Edition of 175. London Arts, Detroit, 1979. Fine bright impression, in fine condition. $2,700.00 [Order]

(BERGMAN, MIRANDA A19125)
BERGMAN, MIRANDA. Keeps on Rollin' (Original signed print from Freedom or Slavery: The Paul Robeson Portfolio). Original numbered signed print from Freedom or Slavery: The Paul Robeson Portfolio Miranda Bergman's image makes reference to many of Robeson's political commitments, his life-long campaigns for civil rights, workers' rights, African rights, socialism, anti-racism, anti-colonialism. A close look at the piece also reveals how Robeson changed the words to Old Man River, turning it from a song of resignation into one of resistance. In his post-1936 concert recitals Robeson made significant changes to the lyrics, among which were the following: Instead of "Tote that barge! / Lift that bale! / Git a little drunk, / An' you land in jail...", Robeson sang "Tote that barge and lift dat bale!/ You show a little grit and / You lands in jail..." Instead of "Ah gits weary / An' sick of tryin'; / Ah'm tired of livin' / An skeered of dyin', / But Ol' Man River, / He jes' keeps rolling along!" , Robeson sang "But I keeps laffin'/ Instead of cryin' / I must keep fightin'; / Until I'm dyin', / And Ol' Man River, / He'll just keep rollin' along!" 25 x 20 in. Limited signed ed. of 100. Printed by Alliance Graphics, 1998. Fine. $225.00 [Order]

(BIGGERS A18267)
BIGGERS, JOHN T. Star Gazers 1985 (Signed original lithograph). Original color lithograph, numbered, signed and dated in stone, and again by hand along lower margin. A mystical image of four figures who seem to be a family seated on a bench gazing at the stars, but the small girl at the left appears as well to be a kind of spirit figure. A visually engaging and deeply peaceful image, incorporating many of Biggers's well-known mystical African motifs, symbols, and patterns. Image size: 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches; sheet size: 23 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Created in 1985, but first editioned in 1988, hence the conflicting dates in stone and signature, as issued. 1985/1988. Fine impression, in fine condition. $2,250.00 [Order]
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(BLAYTON A18341)
BLAYTON, BETTY. Me, Spirit, All 1975 (Original signed intaglio print). Large original abstract intaglio print in marine blue and silvery gray. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/50. Blayton is an abstract African American painter and printmaker active in New York since the 1960s. Sheet size: 30 x 22 inches. (image impression: 23 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches) 1975. About fine. Verso of paper exhibits light aging. $450.00 [Order]
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(BURROUGHS A16446)
BURROUGHS, MARGARET. Man Child 1986 [Signed original Lithograph]. Original lithograph, titled, numbered and signed in pen along lower margin. This expressive portrait of a young man is a scarce print from a very small edition. Burroughs (b. 1917) is an important Chicago printmaker, poet, sculptor and book illustrator, whose work is well represented in major African American art collections such as the Evans-Tibbs Collection, Howard University, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and The DuSable Museum of African-American History in Chicago. Burroughs was also the founder of the DuSable Museum and the South Side Community Center. No. 9 of a total edition of 18, titled, numbered and signed in pen along lower margin. Image size: 14 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches; sheet size: 18 ½ x 12 3/4 inches. 1986. Fine dark impression, wide margins (brief crinkle near lower right corner of margin, well away from image.) $1,950.00 [Order]
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(BURROUGHS A14353)
BURROUGHS, MARGARET. On the Beach [Signed original linocut]. Original linocut print, titled, numbered and signed in pencil along lower margin. Important Louisiana-born Chicago printmaker (b. 1917), painter, sculptor, poet, writer and book illustrator, whose work is well represented in the major African American art collections such as the Evans-Tibbs Collection, Howard University, The Studio Museum in Harlem, High Museum, and others. Burroughs is also the founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History in Chicago, and the South Side Community Center. Image size: 11 x 14 1/4 inches; paper size: 14 1/2 x 18 inches. No. 46 of a numbered edition of 50. N.d. (c.1960's). Fine dark impression, fine condition. $1,800.00 [Order]
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(CARREY A11335)
CARREY, BOBBI. Consciousness Razing. One of the signed original limited edition of 20. Assistant to Walker Evans, and recipient of grants from the NEA and Yaddo, Carrey was included in over 40 major photography exhibitions of the 1970's such as Women of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Art (1975). This image remains one of the most well-known feminist photographs of the mid 70's, and a prime example of her layered image-text work of that period. Black & white photograph 11 x 14" (image size 10 x 13"), unframed in archival mat. 1975. A fine rich original print in fine condition. $500.00 [Order]
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(CATLETT A19116)
CATLETT, ELIZABETH. Freedom 1998 (Signed lithograph). Color lithograph. Numbered and signed by the artist. From Freedom or Slavery: The Paul Robeson Portfolio. This 4-figure image by Catlett, Robeson's friend and contemporary, speaks to his desire to live in a world where all people are treated equally. Printed by Alliance Graphics, 1998. 25 x 20 in. (Image size: 22.75 x 18 in.). Limited ed. of 100. 1998. Fine. $1,000.00 [Order]

(CATLETT A19175)
CATLETT, ELIZABETH. On the Subway (Signed lithograph). Black and white offset lithograph, 1986. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 231/300 in pencil, lower margin. A striking portrait of a beautiful young black woman wearing a beret. 42 x 28.5 cm; 16 1/2 x 11 1/8 in, full margins. 1986. A lovely clean impression, fine condition. $1,950.00 [Order]
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(CHAGALL A18483)
CHAGALL, MARC. Jeremiah's Lamentations (Original Color Lithograph) 1956. Original color lithograph. From Verve 33/34: Chagall. Illustrations for the Bible. With additional original black & white lithograph on reverse. Printed by Mourlot. 14 x 10 ½ in. (263mm x 355mm) 1956. Fine. $485.00 [Order]

(CICERO A17965)
CICERO, CARMEN. Untitled 1961 (Signed watercolor). Abstract expressionist watercolor. Signed and dated at lower left: Cicero 1961. Carmen Cicero (b. 1927) was an early student of Robert Motherwell and this work still bears the influence of Motherwell's idiosyncratic mix of surrealism and abstraction. A two-time Guggenheim winner, Cicero has been exhibiting his colorist abstractions, still life and cityscape paintings in New York since the '50s. A scarce early work. Measures 8 x 11 inches within mat opening; frame dimensions: 13 3/4 by 17 inches. Original silk mat; framed with old gallery tag rear of frame. 1961. Not examined out of frame, but appears to be in excellent condition, free of any visible defects. $800.00 [Order]
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(CLARK, MICHAEL A18263)
CLARK, MICHAEL. Untitled (Column in architectural niche) 1983 (Signed Silkscreen print). Original limited edition silkscreen print, numbered and signed. Geometric architectural subject. No. 132 of a total limited edition of 200. Sheet size: 30 x 27 1/2 inches. 1983. Fine. $70.00 [Order]

(COVARRUBIAS A16447)
COVARRUBIAS, MIGUEL. Mexican Street Scene c. 1940 (Lithograph). Published by Associated American Artists, New York. One of Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias' classic richly worked black-and-white lithographs. Signed and numbered. Image size: 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches; sheet size: 14 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches. Full margins. Ed. of 250, signed in pencil lower right. c. 1940. Fine impression, in fine bright condition. $1,575.00 [Order]
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(CRITE A18833)
CRITE, ALLAN ROHAN. 410 Columbus Ave + Self Portrait 1977 (Original print, signed and dated). Self portrait of the artist set in his long-time Boston neighborhood. Signed and dated in image, lower right corner and additionally handsigned and titled by Crite on rear frame board (personally matted and framed by Crite in gold-toned metal frame.) Photo offset print, with hand coloring. Framed dimensions: 12 x 14.5 in. 1977. Fine condition. $475.00 [Order]

(CRITE A17132)
CRITE, ALLAN ROHAN. The Revelation of St. John (Print Portfolio with 15 individually signed numbered prints). Contains 15 ORIGINAL relief engravings (plate size 9 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches) printed on Japanese paper, mounted individually on large folio sheets of handmade heavyweight Italian paper. Each signed and numbered by Crite. Complete as issued. An important contemporary African American revisualization of the apocalyptic Biblical text that has inspired so many artists and writers such as Dante, Durer and Milton. Complete portfolios are now very scarce. [Note: We cannot ship this item overseas.] Loose folio sheets (16 x 22 inches), in burgundy linen-covered clamshell box, with gold-stamped leather title inset. As issued. No. 6 of a limited numbered edition of 60. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1994. Mint, in original publisher's portfolio box, also in fine condition. $7,000.00 [Order]
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(CRUMPLER, D A19123)
CRUMPLER, DEWEY. Untitled 1998 (Signed original print). from Freedom or Slavery: The Paul Robeson Portfolio. 20-color print. The famous image of the hold of a slave ship is here transformed into an image of the blade of a chainsaw. Sheet size: 20 x 25 in.; image size: 19 x 24.75 in. Limited ed. of 100. Printed by Alliance Graphics, 1998. Fine. $475.00 [Order]

(DILLON, FRANK J A16756)
DILLON, FRANK J. Untitled Still Life [Bearded Iris in Vase] [Signed watercolor]. Delicate floral watercolor in shades of blue, green, pink, violet, brown and gray on heavy warm white paper. Signed lower right. 19th-centruy African American painter and stained glass designer (b.1866). Frank Joseph Dillon studied at Oberlin College, and at the Art Students League. He subsequently exhibited his still-life work in the Harmon Foundation exhibitions of 1929 and 1933, as well as at the Smithsonian (in 1929), and other venues available to Black artists of this era where he won substantial attention for his work. [Porter, Modern Negro Art, p. 133; Cederholm (1973), 79; Against the Odds, 120, 180-182; listed in Igoe.] 11 x 9 1/8 inches, in slightly larger plain wood frame. N.d. (circa 1930s). About fine. $2,000.00 [Order]
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(GENTRY A18295)
GENTRY, HERBERT. Untitled (Signed Color lithograph). Multi-color lithograph in yellow, orange, green and dark blue. c. 1970. Signed and numbered in pencil along lower margin; printer's blindstamp lower right corner of margin. Printed on Arches at the Shorewood Press, New York. Herbert Gentry (1919-2003) is an important African American artist who was born in Pittsburgh, but grew up in Harlem during the 20s and 30s. After serving in the Armed Forces in Europe during WW II, he returned to Paris in 1946 where he studied painting, and remained in Europe for most of his artistic career, returning only sporadically to New York. Sheet size: 30 x 22 1/4 inches. No. 88 of the limited edition of 99. 1970s. Fine impression. $2,200.00 [Order]
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(GENTRY A18342)
GENTRY, HERBERT. Untitled 1992 (Original Signed aquatint). Original black and white dramatic expressionist aquatint by important African American abstract expressionist artist who worked in Europe for most of his artistic career, returning only sporadically to New York. Signed, numbered and dated in pencil along lower margin. Image size: 17 5/8 x 23 3/4 inches; sheet size: 22 1/4 x 30 inches. No. 16 of an edition of 20. 1992. Fine impression, fine condition. $2,200.00 [Order]
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(GRASS, G A16750)
GRASS, GUNTER. Mit Sophie in die Pilze gegangen (Inscribed, with original lithographs). 47 (5) pp. Grass's poems illustrated with 14 full-page and 5 double-page original b&w lithographs by Grass. Signed in the colophon (as issued) with additional 3-line signed and dated dedication in pencil to Hans Meyer. [Provenance: Estate of Hans Meyer]. Nice association copy of an uncommon German artist's book of the 1970s. The images (interwoven with autographic poetic texts) represent an amorous romp through a patch of highly eroticized mushrooms, and include the artist's self-portrait, a new-born baby and other events. Text in German, with additional Italian translations of all poems, set in Helvetica majer and printed on Filicarta paper; the lithographs are printed without margin on Vang-Papier, a soft heavy rag paper. Large folio, 20 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches (51.5 x 36 cm.), unbound sheets (19 5/8 x 13 7/8 in.) in lettered limp cloth-covered boards, in matching linen slipcase. Number 60 of the numbered ed. of 99 (total ed. of 135), signed by Grass in the colophon. Milano, Grafica Uno, 1976. Fine bright copy, in about fine slipcase with slight dent near upper edge. $1,700.00 [Order]
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(GRASSET A16857)
GRASSET, EUGENE. Encre L. Marquet (Original chromolithograph) 1896. Small chromolithograph French poster 1896 by Eugene Grasset, one of the renowned graphic artists of French art nouveau. Chromolithograph. Paris, 1896. Fine. $325.00 [Order]
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(HALL, MABEL A16162)
HALL, MABEL (Mae) B. Untitled landscape watercolors [5 double-sided sheets] c.1930. Ten landscape images documenting views from a cross-country train trip made by the artist, probably around 1930. Five double-sided watercolors framed in a single mount, all signed as well as annotated, verso. Hall is a listed African American Philadelphia painter about whom little is yet known although she was a member of the American Watercolor Society, and exhibited throughout the 1930s at the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Watercolor Society shows, and at the Pennsylvania Academy. Each sheet approximately 4 1/2 x 6 inches; frame dimensions: 44 x 15 inches, in original wood frame. c. 1930. Near fine. Mat should be replaced (not acid free). $985.00 [Order]

(HARDRICK, JOHN A19221)
HARDRICK, JOHN WESLEY. Snow Scene and Spring Scene (Pair of oil paintings). A "matched" pair of winter and spring scenes of the same landscape, circa late 1940s-early 1950s. Outstanding examples of Hardrick's later work. John Wesley Hardrick (1891-1968) studied at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and shared a studio in 1924 with Hale Woodruff, with whom he was featured in a 1927 exhibition of African American artists at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hardrick exhibited in the Harmon Foundation exhibitions, at the Hoosier Salons of 1929, 1931, 1934, worked as a Works Progress Administration muralist in 1933-34 and was included in the major exhibitions of Black artists throughout his lifetime. Like many of Hardrick's works of his last 20 years, these pieces are unsigned and are not marred by the fake signatures starting to grace a number of these later pieces. Oil on canvas; 16 x 20 in. each. Unsigned. c. late 1940s-early 1950s. Fine. $3,500.00 [Order]
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(HUNT, RICHARD A16103)
HUNT, RICHARD. Forrestian 1986 [Signed color Lithograph]. Signed original abstract multi-colored lithograph, printed on off-white Arches paper. Magnificent large dramatic abstraction. An example of Hunt's most ambitious large graphic works and a significant African American print. Published by Linde Publishing and hand printed in collaboration with Hunt by noted painter and lithographer Will Petersen (1928-1994) at Plucked Chicken Press, 1986, with the press blind stamp in lower right corner. Signed in pencil R. Hunt and designated RTP (right to print). Edition limited to an Arabic numbered edition of 75. The RTP was the first signed impression (signifying the artist's approval for the edition to be printed, and the work to which the other impressions are compared.) This impression comes directly from the estate of Will Petersen. [Hunt. Affirmations. Color plate p.33] Sheet size 40 5/8 x 30 1/4 inches, printed to edges of paper. 1986. Fine bright impression, in about fine condition (a bit of faint creasing near lower corner, visible only under close scrutiny). $1,800.00 [Order]

(HUNT, RICHARD A15812)
HUNT, RICHARD. Untitled (Signed lithograph 1). Original lithograph. Expressive black-and-white abstract gestural image. Printed on fine rag paper, signed and numbered XXI in pencil along lower edge. Published by Lakeside Studios, Michigan, with printer's blindstamp lower right. An early print by African American Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt. 13 x 10 inches, image printed without margin to edges of paper. Undated (c. 1974). Fine dark impression, in fine condition. $180.00 [Order]
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(HUNT, RICHARD A15813)
HUNT, RICHARD. Untitled (Signed lithograph 2). Original lithograph. Expressive black-and-white abstract gestural image, printed on fine rag paper (looks like early BFK Rives), signed and numbered XX in pencil along lower edge. Published by Lakeside Studios, with printer's blindstamp lower right. An early print by African American Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt (b. 1935). 13 x 10 inches, image printed without margin to edges of paper. Undated (c. 1974). Fine dark impression, in fine condition. $180.00 [Order]
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(HUNT, RICHARD A16052)
HUNT, RICHARD. Untitled (Signed lithograph 3). Original lithograph, printed on fine rag paper, signed and numbered XXI in pencil along lower edge. Expressive black-and-white abstract gestural image of tree branch-like forms. Published by Lakeside Studios, Michigan, with printer's blindstamp lower right. Uncommon early print by African American Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt. 13 x 10 inches, image printed without margin to edges of paper. Undated (mid 1970s). Fine dark impression, in fine condition. $180.00 [Order]
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(HUNT, RICHARD A16053)
HUNT, RICHARD. Untitled (Signed lithograph 4). Original lithograph, printed on fine rag paper, signed and numbered XXI in pencil along lower edge. Expressive black-and-white abstract gestural image of tree branch-like forms. Published by Lakeside Studios, Michigan, with printer's blindstamp lower right. Uncommon early print by African American Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt. 13 x 10 inches, image printed without margin to edges of paper. Undated (mid 1970s). Fine dark impression, in fine condition. $180.00 [Order]
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(HUNT, RICHARD A17216)
HUNT, RICHARD. Untitled [Bronze cast sculpture]. Abstract bronze table sculpture 10 x 7 x 4 inches. Signed and numbered: R HUNT 5/5 . Born on Chicago's South side in 1935, Hunt is Chicago's best-known contemporary sculptor, the recipient of numerous public sculpture commissions and one of only four contemporary African American sculptors regularly found in national museum collections. 10 x 7 x 4 inches. Bronze cast. No. 5 of a limited numbered edition of 5. [N.d.]. Fine. $4,450.00 [Order]
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(JACKSON, ROBERT A16035)
JACKSON, ROBERT M. Landscape 1928 (Signed original watercolor). Original watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower left:: "Robt. M. Jackson, 1928." Fine example of work by this early twentieth century African American impressionist painter. Image size 14 3/4 inches x 19 inches; total size in original custom frame and linen mat: 22 1/2 inches x 27 1/4 inches. 1928. Fine condition. $1,275.00 [Order]
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(JARDINE A16459)
JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM, ed. Buffalo (original hand colored engraving from Naturalist's Library, Mammalia). Plate 20: The African Buffalo c. 1839. Large image of single buffalo in foreground with second animal in distance. 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches Edinburgh, c.1839. Very Good condition: Soft creasing along lower edge, well away from image; no foxing. Still nice frameable full image. $22.00 [Order]

(JARDINE A16458)
JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM, ed. Dog (original hand colored engraving from Naturalist's Library: Mammalia Vol. 9 Dogs). Plate 8: Dog of the North American Indians. c.1839. Attractive two-dog image, set in forest scene. 4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches Edinburgh, c.1839. Good+ condition: Soft creasing along lower margin, no foxing; blank upper margin cut down by approx. 1/16 in. Still nice frameable full image. $20.00 [Order]

(JEAN, MARCEL A16100)
JEAN, MARCEL. Sites (Signed etchings). Print portfolio containing eleven original etchings by Marcel Jean: ten are printed on B.K.F. Rives and one is printed on Canson Montgolfier Rouge. Complete as issued. SIGNED and numbered by artist. Scarce surrealist work. 4to (10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches), laid in folded wrapper. No. 7 of an edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. Paris, Imprimeur A. Moret, 1953. Fine. $695.00 [Order]

(JONES, LOIS MAILOU A19012)
TRAVIS, MARGARET. Portrait of Lois Mailou Jones. 1937 (Original watercolor painting). A beautiful glowing portrait of the young Lois Mailou Jones during her Paris Years. Painted by one of her students Margaret Travis. Mat opening 19 x 15 in. (mat 27 x 23 in.) Provenance: The Estate of Lois Mailou Jones. In original frame. Lois Mailou Jones Estate sticker on back of frame. 1937. Not examined out of frame, but appears to be in excellent condition, free of any visible defects. $1,000.00 [Order]
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(MAJOR A13925)
MAJOR, CLARENCE. Women and Children [Mixed media painting on paper]. Signed and dated in the image at the center of the lower edge. A substantial and complex sensuous figure painting with a madonna, angels, children with haloes, with odd symbolic and ironic overtones. Well known as an important African American poet and novelist, recent exhibitions have revealed an equally accomplished painter. Mixed media (watercolor, charcoal, acrylic gold paint), on fine heavy paper. (approx. 30 in. h.) N.d. (c.2000). Fine. $500.00 [Order]
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(MARTIN, PERCY A17585)
MARTIN, PERCY. Blue Angel (Signed aquatint). Striking moody image. Turquoise blue and black aquatint 13 ¾ x 12 in. Artist's proof. Titled and signed in pencil along lower margin. Percy Martin (b. 1943) is a contemporary African American printmaker based in Washington, D.C. Blue and black aquatint (Impression size: 13 ¾ x 12 inches; sheet size 20 x 16 inches). N.d. (c. 1970's). Fine impression, faint marginal toning. $750.00 [Order]
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(MITCHELL A17986)
MITCHELL, DEAN. Deep Rivers in my Soul [Print Portfolio - Signed etchings]. Portfolio of six colored jazz etchings with aquatint by Dean Mitchell, printed with the assistance of master printer Peter Pettengill at his Wingate Studio, in Hinsdale, New Hampshire. Folio, in tan linen covered clamshell box with lettered label inset. Limited edition of 75, each print individually signed and numbered. Mitchell is a contemporary African American colorist figurative painter of primarily jazz and music subjects. This is his first original print portfolio. Six signed color etchings with aquatint. No. 47/75. 20 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches, in original linen covered clamshell box with gilt lettered leather label inset. 2003. Mint condition. $7,200.00 [Order]

(O'NEAL, MARY LOVELACE A19121)
O'NEAL, MARY LOVELACE. Running Freed More Slaves Than Lincoln Ever Did (Signed Lithograph). from Freedom or Slavery: The Paul Robeson Portfolio. Signed, numbered original lithographic print. 20-color print. 25 x 20 in.; image size: 23.5 x 16.5 in. Limited edition of 100. Printed by Alliance Graphics, 1998. Fine impression, in fine condition. $1,000.00 [Order]
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(PIOUS, ROBERT A18336)
PIOUS, ROBERT. American Negro Exposition 1865-1940 (Original silkcreen exhibition poster). Eye-catching original silkscreen poster designed for the historic exhibition of African American art in Chicago, July 4-September 2, 1940. The same image was used in a much-reduced format for the cover of the exhibition catalogue. Uncommon in any form, but particularly in such lovely condition. 25 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. Mounted on acid free board for preservation. 1940. Fine bright impression, in about fine condition. $1,650.00 [Order]

(POP ART A11722)
Washington, D.C. National Collection of Fine Arts. Portfolio [7 Original signed numbered prints by Oldenburg, Rivers, Francis, Bontecou, Chryssa, D'Arcangelo)]. One of the most important Pop Art print portfolios of the sixties. Contains original limited edition prints by Lee Bontecou, Chryssa, Alan D'Arcangelo, Sam Francis, Claes Oldenburg (2) and Larry Rivers. Complete text and a total of 7 signed and numbered prints including color lithograph, etching, screenprint and collage media. Beautifully printed by ULAE, Chiron Press, and Mourlot, respectively. Original dark blue linen portfolio, 30 1/8 x 21 ½ inches (765 x 547 mm). One of 144 numbered copies of a total ed. of 153. New York, HKL Limited, 1968. All prints in fine condition, in faintly scuffed original portfolio box. $4,800.00 [Order]

(QUEVEDO A14471)
QUEVEDO, NURIA. Das Leben ist Traum [Signed lithograph portfolio]. Large print portfolio with titlepage and 9 large full page lithographs, each sheet individually signed and numbered by the artist, illustrating poems by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Antonio Machado and Volker Braun. Nuria Quevedo who was born in Barcelona (1938- ) has lived and worked in Germany for many decades. The German translations from the Spanish are by Quevedo and Fritz Rudolf Fries. Signed in the colophon by Quevedo, Fries and Braun. One of the artist's most important works of the 80's. Royal folio (63 x 40 cm.), clothbound, sheets loose (as issued). Number 9 of the limited numbered edition of 80. Berlin, Pirckheimer-Gesellschaft, 1989. Fine bright condition. $850.00 [Order]
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(SAAR, BETYE A19117)
SAAR, BETYE. National Racism: We Was Mostly 'Bout Survival (Signed original print). from Freedom or Slavery: The Paul Robeson Portfolio. 12-color print. Saar's image was originally painted on a washboard in her series Workers/Warriors: The Liberation of Aunt Jemima. Her image honors the labor and strength of the washerwoman, one step removed from slavery, and serves as a reminder that racism remains an enduring thread of our national fabric. 25 x 20 in. Limited edition of 100. Printed by Alliance Graphics, 1998. Fine. $1,100.00 [Order]

(SAAR, BETYE A17694)
SAAR, BETYE. Return to Dreamtime 1990 [Signed Intaglio silkscreen]. Brightly colored silkscreen and intaglio, printed to edges. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil along lower edge. Five-color print. Printer's mark blind stamped in lower right corner. On BFK Rives paper with watermark. No. 71 of the limited edition of 75. 29 1/4 x 22 3/8 inches. 1990. Fine bright impression, in mint condition. $1,850.00 [Order]
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(SIMPSON, LORNA A19187)
SIMPSON, LORNA. Untitled 1996 (Original Signed Print). Original full-color electrostatic heat transfer print on wool felt, Sheet: 12 x 15 x 1/4 in. image; 8 3/4 x 12 1/4 in. Ed. of 250. Signed, dated, numbered in pencil on recto. Printed by Steps Productions. Sheet size: 12 x 15 x 1/4 in. image; 8-3/4 x 12-1/4 in. Limited numbered ed. of 250. 1996. Fine. $495.00 [Order]

(STAPLES, MARCUS A14455)
STAPLES, MARCUS J., JR. A view along a river outside Philadelphia (signed oil painting). A small landscape oil painting on board by an American Pennsylvania artist (1936-1997) who lived and worked in the Kutztown/Reading, PA area. Self-taught but nonetheless very sophisticated landscape work. Oil on board (13 x 17 inches). SIGNED by artist lower right front, and in full on back of board. N.d. (circa 1960's). About fine. $300.00 [Order]

(THRALL, ARTHUR A15608)
THRALL, ARTHUR. Paleograph (Etching and aquatint). Colored etching and aquatint, printed on heavy wove paper. No. 30 of a total edition of 50. Titled, numbered and signed in pencil along lower margin. No date (circa late 50s-early 60s). Arthur Thrall (b. 1926) is a well-known American printmaker. A beautiful complex image with a structure of geometric horizontal bands in dialogue with elements of arabic calligraphy, writing and pictographs. In olive, mustard gold, black and shades of charcoal gray. A beautiful complex etching. [Please note: UPS Shipping for framed art $35.] Impression: 21 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. Mat opening: 23 x 14 3/4 in. Frame size: 29 x 20 in. Circa late 1950s. Fine impression, in fine condition. Matted and framed in silver gilt edged wood frame. $400.00 [Order]

(VALDEZ, ALDO A18334)
VALDEZ, ALDO. Wall Paper Bang (Set of 3 signed silkscreen prints). Set of three multi-color screenprints on sponge painted paper. Chicano pop image of a gun pointed at the viewer. Related to Warhol's gun image and to his benign wall paper designs, but recontextualized in contemporary LA ghetto street culture. 3 sheets, each 24 x 19 inches, each signed, dated. Artists' proofs. 2003. Fine bright prints, on heavy archival paper. A few tiny artist's pushpin holes in the corners. $475.00 [Order]

(VAN VECHTEN A19009)
VAN VECHTEN, CARL. Paul Robeson as Othello 1944 (Original vintage photograph). Scarce full-length portrait photograph of actor Paul Robeson (1898-1976). Robeson first performed the title role in Othello in London production in 1930, but this photograph probably dates from his legendary performance in the role for the New York Shubert Theater production in 1943-1945. The Van Vechten image of Robeson in this role in the Smithsonian Collection is said to date from 1944 and it is likely that this image was taken in the same photo session. His Broadway run of Othello is widely regarded as the longest run of any Shakespeare play. Robeson won the Spingarn Medal in 1945 for this performance in which Uta Hagen played Desdemona, and Jose Ferrer played Iago. According to the New York Times, Robeson "gave to the role a majesty and power that had seldom if ever been seen on the American stage." 9 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches. Studio stamp on verso, pen title and studio negative markings (AA.VII.19). Additionally dated in pencil: 1 VI 44. 1944. Fine. $1,000.00 [Order]
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(VAN VECHTEN A16593)
VAN VECHTEN, CARL. Portrait Photograph of MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE (Vintage silverprint). Atelier stamp on verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten / 146 Central Park West. Also on verso are the usual holographic notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph and the number of the negative. Uncommon and important Van Vechten image of renowned American photographer Margaret Bourke-White at the height of her career as photographer of the Dust Bowl disaster, in the spring following publication of You Have Seen Their Faces. [Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and estate executor.] [Mauriber, Saul, ed. Portraits: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten. 1978.] 9-7/8 x 7-5/8 in. Vintage gelatin silver photographic print. March 24, 1938. Fine. $1,200.00 [Order]

(VILLA, CARLOS A19122)
VILLA, CARLOS. Future Plans 1998 (Signed original print). from Freedom or Slavery: 5-color print. The Paul Robeson Portfolio. Villa's image connects Robeson's life with that of his two uncles, immigrants to the United States for whom the roads were not paved with gold. The ambivalence of the doors reminds us that the freedom to come to this country likewise implies the right to leave it. In 1950, after Robeson refused to sign Harry Truman's "loyalty oath," the State Department revoked Robeson's passport, stating that his travel abroad would not "be in the interests of the United States." He fought the government for nearly ten years before his passport was reinstated. Villa is a San Francisco-based Filipino American artist and art activist. 25 x 20 in.; image size: 21.5 x 9.25 in. Limited edition of 100. Printed by Alliance Graphics, 1998. Fine. $300.00 [Order]

(WASHINGTON, EARL M A16168)
WASHINGTON, EARL M. Untitled (Seated Sleeping Black Female Nude Figure) [wood engraving]. Original woodblock proof print, by the African American engraver E. M. Washington (1862-1952) who worked in Detroit, Michigan, from the teens until about 1939. Designed by Eric Gill and engraved by Washington. Original engraving, dated 1921 in pencil along lower margin, initialed e.g. lower left. Purchased directly from the controversial estate of E.M. Washington which was arguably the work of his grandson. Image size: 3 3/8 x 3 inches; sheet size: 12 x 9 inches. 1921. Fine dark impression in mint condition. $85.00 [Order]

(WILLIAMS, WALTER H A19426)
WILLIAMS, WALTER H.. Summer Evening 1974 (Original signed woodcut). Original woodcut print. Edition of 10. Numbered, titled, signed and dated in pencil outside the lower perimeter of the image. Williams (1920-1998) was an important African American painter and printmaker. This work is from his best-known series of images. Image size tondo diameter 13 3/4 in.; sheet size:17 1/2 in. square. 1974. Fine. $1,950.00 [Order]

(WILSON, JOHN A19016)
WILSON, JOHN. Down by the Riverside a.k.a. The Richard Wright Suite (Print Portfolio of 6 individually signed color etchings). Title page, table of illus., colophon and the complete series of six dramatic two-color blue and black etchings with aquatint designed to illustrate Richard Wright's story Down by the Riverside (1938). All prints are individually numbered and signed by Wilson. The portfolio contains two extra etchings that were not used in the book and therefore constitutes a complete record of the artist's work on this project. The LEC print portfolios of the past fifteen years have always contained the same images as the bound books, so this portfolio is a noteworthy exception. Six signed and numbered etchings (12 1/4 x 16 inches; 30 x 40.3 cm.), printed on Arches, contained in oblong blue cloth-covered folding portfolio box, with gilt lettered black leather label inset. Ed. of 60. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 2000. Mint prints, in mint box. Suitable for framing. $5,850.00 [Order]

(WILSON, JOHN A17705)
WILSON, JOHN. Journey of the Mann Family (Signed colored etching and aquatint). The lead image from Wilson's 6-print series Down by the Riverside (2000) based on Richard Wright's memorable novella (1938). One of five numbered H.C. impressions apart from the edition of 60. John Wilson is a renowned printmaker whose works are in every major collection of African American art as well as the print collections of most major museums in the U.S. Etching with aquatint in marine blue and black inks, 12 1/4 x 16 inches, printed on Arches. Signed and numbered HC V/HC V in pencil along lower edge. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 2000. Mint. $1,000.00 [Order]
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(WOLS A9606)
Sartre, Jean-Paul and WOLS (illus.). Nourritures. Suivi d'extraits de la Nausee. 57, (1) pp. 3 original drypoint etchings by Wols hors texte, loosely inserted as issued. The second and most exquisite of Wols' illustrated editions of Sartre's work. These small semi-abstract prints are highly frameable fine examples of one of the most important of postwar Europe's abstractionists. 12mo (20 cm x 15 cm), wraps. No. 187 of 424 copies printed on uncut vélin Johannot. Paris, Jacques Damase, 1949. About fine, in near-fine glassine protective d.j. $3,250.00 [Order]
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