Feb 16, 2012 - Sale 2268

Sale 2268 - Lot 147

Price Realized: $ 4,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
BETYE SAAR (1926 - )
Pompeii Band.

Mixed media on handkerchief, 1977. 381x394 mm; 15x15 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in red marker, lower right. From the hankie series.

Provenance: the estate of Varnette Honeywood; thence by descent to the current owner.

Saar invokes memory in her assemblages, as she combines found objects with family photographs. The scarves and hankerchiefs used in this series were from her great-aunt Hattie, who also archived most of the family albums.