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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Richard A. Long collection of Delaney paintings Swann Auction Galleries

On October 9th at 2:30 PM, Swann Auction Galleries is holding an African American Fine Art that features works from the collection of Richard A. Long (1927-2013). Richard was Atticus Haygood Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Emeritus, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia for many years. He was a dear friend of Beauford.

Seven Beauford Delaney paintings will be auctioned at the event. Two are abstract compositions and the remaining five are figurative works.

One of the figurative paintings is a pastel portrait of Richard (Lot 14). It was exhibited at the Beauford Delaney retrospective that Richard organized at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1978. It is signed, dated and inscribed "Paris" in ball point pen and ink at the lower left.

Portrait of Richard A. Long
(1965) Color pastels on cream wove paper
660x508 mm; 26x20 inches
Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

The estimated value of this work is $15000 - $25000.

(Beauford also painted an oil portrait of Richard that is currently on display at the High Museum in Atlanta.)

Kitchen (Lot 17) is a watercolor on thin wove paper. Inscribed "Paris" and dated in ball point pen and blue ink, lower left, it comes to auction directly from the Long estate. Geneviève Brouard, one of Beauford's dear friends, identifies this kitchen as the one from Beauford's studio at rue Vercingétorix.

Kitchen
(1970) Watercolor and pencil on cream wove paper
548x450 mm; 21 5/8x17 3/4 inches
Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

The estimated value of this work is $6000 - $9000.

Lot 97 is a magnificent, untitled abstract composition, signed in ink and ball point pen at the lower left. It was shown in the exposition entitled An Artistic Friendship: Beauford Delaney and Lawrence Calcagno in 2001 / 2002 and it was originally owned by Calcagno. This painting is from the same period as the diptych shown at the Beauford Delaney: Internal Light exposition at Levis Fine Art in 2013.

Untitled
(1956) Gouache and watercolor on Schollershammer paper
457x305 mm; 18x12 inches
Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

The estimated value of this work is $8000 - $12000.

To see the other paintings in the online catalog, click here.

For more information, contact Alaina McEachin at .

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