Apr 02, 2015 - Sale 2378

Sale 2378 - Lot 86

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
BEAUFORD DELANEY (1901 - 1979)
Spanish Youth.

Oil on linen canvas, 1967-68. 610x457 mm; 24x18 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; Richard A. Long, Atlanta; thence by descent to his estate.

Beauford Delaney visited Spain in August of 1956 - his friend Larry Calcagno took him to Ibiza, where they were joined by friends James Baldwin and Leslie Schenk, and to Majorca. This painting is visible in the corner of Beauford Delaney's studio in a 1967 photograph showing a visit by the cigar-smoking writer James Jones, that was published in LIFE magazine. Canterbury p. 45; Leeming p. 135.