Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
AMALIA AMAKI (1949 - )
Blue Billie.

Cyanotype printed on cotton canvas, 1992. 511x410 mm; 20 1/8x16 1/8 inches. Edition of 2.

According to the artist, only two examples were printed of this image.

In her 2005 mid-career retrospective, Boxes, Buttons and the Blues, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, many of Amaki's jazz singer cyanotypes were exhibited. Of jazz singers, Amaki stated "There is something about their honesty…when you think about them as a group, there is a particular honesty about how they express themselves. They really weren't ashamed of conveying in a way that was very natural or true to their experiences."