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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Beauford at Swann Auction Galleries: December 2015 Sale

Swann Auction Galleries is having a winter sale of African-American Fine Art this year. It will take place at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Four Beauford Delaney paintings will be auctioned at the event. All are untitled.

Lot 71 is an abstraction in green and blue.

Untitled (Abstraction in Green and Blue)
(1963) Watercolor on thick wove paper
660 x 508 mm; 26 x 20 inches
Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

It is signed, dated and inscribed "Clermont Seine" in blue ink at the lower left.

Beauford gave this work on paper to James and Gloria Jones in Paris. It was exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem and is currently part of a private collection in New York. Its estimated value is $7,000 - 10,000.

Lot 72 is an abstraction in pink that was owned by Beauford's friend Al Hirschfeld prior to being held by Philippe Briet and two subsequent private collectors.

Untitled (Abstraction in Pink)
(1964) Watercolor on Arches paper
572 x 394 mm; 22 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches
Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

This work is signed, inscribed "Paris" and dated "July 1964" in blue ink at the lower right. Its estimated value is $8000 - $12000.

Lot 73 is a gouache on thin wove paper.

Untitled (Yellow Field)
(1966) Gouache on thin wove paper
336 x 222 mm; 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches
Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

Signed and dated in ink at the lower right, it is currently held by a private collector in New York. Its estimated worth is $4000 - $6000.

Lot 74 is a portrait.

Untitled (Woman in an Abstract Field)
(1966) Oil monotype, with hand-painted additions in oil,
on cream wove paper
616 x 483 mm; 24 x 19 inches
Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

This oil monotype is signed and dated in ink at the lower corners. With an estimated value of $10000 - $15000, it is part of a private collection in New York.

Preview dates for the show are as follows: Saturday, December 12 from 12 PM - 5 PM; Monday, December 14 from 10 AM - 6 PM; and Tuesday, December 15 from 10 AM - noon.

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Reid Hall, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are partnering to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016! WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT!

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