Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 88

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(ART.) Tabary, Céline Marie. Portrait of the artist Loïs Mailou Jones. Charcoal and chalk on textured paper, 20 x 14 inches; signed "CT" in the image. Np, circa 1940s

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The artist Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998) went to study in France in 1937, where she developed a lifelong friendship with white French artist Céline Tabary (1908–1993). Tabary followed Jones back to Washington in 1938, where they taught art classes together through the 1950s. Tabary often delivered work to juries for Jones to subvert ongoing discrimination in the art world.