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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Where to Find Beauford’s Art: Bill Hodges Gallery

Bill Hodges is a champion of Beauford’s art. He has shown Beauford’s work in past expositions at his Manhattan gallery and presents images of ten Beauford Delaney paintings on his Web site.

One of the paintings shown on the site – Woman in White – is in Hodges’ personal collection:

Woman in White
(1964-65) Oil on canvas
Photo from Bill Hodges Gallery Web site

Several images on the Web site are found in two catalogs from the past expositions in which Hodges showcased Beauford’s work. They are entitled African American Artists - III and Abstractionist Visions: Works on Paper. A third catalog – African-American Artists - II – contains images that are not displayed on line.

I found the images from Abstractionists Visions to be absolutely stunning! Unfortunately, I am not able to reproduce them for you on this blog. To see some of them, visit www.billhodgesgallery.com/aaindex.html and click on Beauford’s name. (I have noted that the images in the catalog are much more vibrant and powerful than the ones online.)

Hodges makes several observations about Beauford’s paintings in the Abstractionists Visions catalog. He states that Beauford’s “use of strong and vibrant colors is utterly remarkable,” and expresses his conviction that the strength of the works on paper that he included in the exposition “far exceed many works on canvas.” He goes even further, stating that he had “yet to see a canvas by Delaney that exceeds the vigor of the works on pages 5, 6, and 7” (from left to right, images #3, #6, and #8 of the reproductions of abstract paintings on the Web site).

Contrary to what is indicated on the Web site, the painting below (which was not included in any of the catalogs) has not yet been sold.

Untitled*
Abstraction in Pink, Yellow, and Green
(1964) Oil on paper
Photo from Bill Hodges Gallery Web site

To see Woman in White, and to pick up your catalogs, visit the Bill Hodges Gallery:

Bill Hodges Gallery
24 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-333-2640
Fax: 212-333-2644

Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 12:30pm-5:30pm

*A viewing of Untitled can be requested by calling the gallery in advance of your visit.

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