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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Where to Find Beauford's Art: Art Basel Miami Beach and Treadway Toomey Auctions

Beauford's art is being featured in two major events this week.

The art world is abuzz over the annual Art Basel Miami Beach art fair, North America's "foremost international modern and contemporary art fair". It takes place from December 3-6 this year.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (Booth K4 at the fair) is displaying the Beauford Delaney work below:

Untitled
(c.1958), Oil on canvas
30" x 25" / 76.2 x 63.5 cm
signed and dated
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator
Image courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

and has included nine additional Beauford Delaney works in its MRG Art Basel 2015 checklist (see pages 15-17).

Meanwhile:

In the Chicago area, Beauford’s portrait of his dear friend, Larry Calcagno, is up for sale in the 20th Century Art & Design Auction by Treadway Toomey Gallery.

Portrait of a Young Man (Larry Calcagno)
(1953) Oil on canvas
Signed and dated, 31.75" x 25.5"
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

This painting was shown in the Beauford Delaney: From New York to Paris exhibition organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It hung there from November 21, 2004 – February 20, 2005 and was subsequently presented by the Knoxville Museum of Art (April 8 – June 25, 2005), the Greenville County Museum of Art (August 3 – October 2, 2005), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (November 12, 2005 – January 28, 2006).

Its estimated value for the current sale, which takes place today (December 5, 2015), is between $15,000 and $20,000.

Treadway Toomey, which represents an affiliation between the John Toomey Gallery in Oak Park, IL and the Treadway Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, has sold art by African Americans since the 1990s. The organization began formally offering a collective African-American art sale in June 2014. During that first event, one of Beauford’s abstract paintings from his Paris years sold for $54,900*.

Untitled
(c. 1968-1973) Oil on canvas
Signed, 8.66" x 12.99"
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

Thom Pegg is the African-American art specialist for the auction house. He has been working with museums and important private collectors for many years to help them develop their collections of African-American art.


*Including Buyer's Premium - an additional service charge for which the buyer is responsible, to be added to the price of the item.

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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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