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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Beauford Painting Auctioned at Doyle New York

Many thanks to DLeopold, who recently shared the following comment on the blog posting about Beauford and Al Hirschfeld:

Hirschfeld and Freeman were instrumental in introducing Delaney to a wide range of friends and collectors, which provided him the means to focus on his art. Several works on paper by Delaney from Hirschfeld's collection will go to the auction block on June 22nd. Check it out at http://www.doylenewyork.com/content/more.asp?id=157.

I visited the Doyle New York Web site and found a single Delaney painting that had been assigned Lot Number 151 and an estimated sale price of $4000 to $6000. It is a pastel on grey/green paper entitled Street Scene, dated 1953 (the year that Beauford sailed for Paris).

Street Scene
Beauford Delaney
(1953) Pastel on paper

The auction was held on June 22, 2011 at 10 AM. Beauford's pastel sold for $37,500!

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