Apr 22, 2021 - Sale 2565

Sale 2565 - Lot 161

Price Realized: $ 20,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
BETYE SAAR (1926 - )
Hoo Doo #19.

Mixed media assemblage on board, 1992. 240x191 mm; 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches. Signed, titled and dated in white crayon, verso. From the Hoo Doo series.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist, private collection, California (1998); thence by descent to the current owner, California (2005).

Since the 1970s, Betye Saar has been creating images that reflects the spirtualism of her ancestors, including hoodoo, the varied spiritual practices brought by enslaved Africans to the United States. In 2006, curator Franklin Sirmans organized the Menil Foundation's exhibition NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith of contemporary artists including the work of Betye Saar.