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      Sale 2465 | Lot 71
      Price Realized: $27,500With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2465 Lot 71

        JERRY PINKNEY.
        "Brer Rabbit went in the house and him and Brer Bear sat down in the den." Illustration appearing on the double spread of pages 62-63 in "Further Tales of Uncle Remus" as told by Julius Lester (New York: Dial Books, 1990.) Watercolor, pen and ink on paper. 260x356 mm; 10 1/4x14 inches, archivally framed to 21x25 inches. Signed in lower right image. A first edition of this book signed by Pinkney accompanies this lot.

        Estimate $20,000 - 25,000

        one of pinkney's most beautiful full spread watercolors for the celebrated edition of african-american folktales.

        Jerry Pinkney has won numerous awards for his body of over 100 illustrated books, including the coveted Caldecott Medal for 2010 for which he is the first African-American artist to hold that honor. He is also the first illustrator to be honored with a full-scale retrospective of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Watercolors for his best-known works rarely, if ever, come on the auction market.
        Provenance: Collection of Robert and Alice Dornish. Exhibited: Brandywine River Museum, "Jerry Pinkney: Aesop's Fables," November 23, 2007 - March 9, 2008; Orlando Museum of Art, "Jerry Pinkney: Aesop's Fables and Other Tails," May 2009; Kutztown University Sharadin Gallery, "Every Picture Tells a Story-The Dornish Collection, " October-November, 2010.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $27,500

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