Les Amis de Beauford Delaney is partnering with the Wells International Foundation (WIF) to take the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition to the U.S.!

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Human Interest: Beauford's Self-portrait Featured at the Whitney Museum

The Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art features over 200 works that "show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today."

Among those works is one of Beauford's most exquisite self-portraits.

(1965) Oil on canvas
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

It is on view in the Robert W. Wilson Galleries on the 7th floor, in a section called "Cracked Mirror" that focuses on portraits created by American artists in the years surrounding World War II. It is featured on a wall all its own!

This self-portrait is one of five Beauford Delaney paintings and works on paper in the Whitney's collection. None of the other works are being displayed at present.

Beauford has a rich history with the Whitney, beginning in 1930 when it was named the Whitney Museum Studio Galleries. Read about it HERE.

Human Interest will be shown from Apr 27, 2016 – Feb 12, 2017. However, several works will be rotated off display after July 2016, due to their fragility. No decision has yet been made as to whether Beauford's self-portrait will be one of them.

For more information about the exhibition, click HERE.

Video of Beauford Delaney art exhibition!

Because of the tremendous success of the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition held at Columbia Global Centers | Paris (February 4-March 15, 2016), Les Amis and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are creating a video documentary of the show and the associated cultural and educational programs. We plan to use this documentary to encourage U.S. and European museums to host the exhibition.


To contribute to the production of the video, click HERE.

To sign-up to receive the latest behind-the-scenes news about the show, click HERE.

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