Feb 19, 2008 - Sale 2136

Sale 2136 - Lot 101

Price Realized: $ 36,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 35,000 - $ 50,000
BEAUFORD DELANEY (1901 - 1979)
Untitled (Smiling Man).

Color oil monotype, circa 1960-65. 645x500 mm; 25 1/2x19 5/8 inches.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist's brother Joseph Delaney, with a letter of authentication; private collection.

This is the only known example of a monotype by the artist to come to auction, and is a possible self-portrait. Monotypes by Beauford Delaney were included in the 1997 exhibition Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.