Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 131

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
BOB ZIERING (1933- )
"There is a River: The Black Struggle For Freedom In America." Cover illustration for the book of the same title by Vincent Harding (New York: Vintage Books, 1983). Mixed media, including gesso, watercolor, pen and ink on paper. 335x635 mm; 13 1/4x25 inches, on 19 3/4x28-inch sheet. Signed "Ziering" and dated [19]82 in upper right image.

Harding was a civil rights activist, pastor, historian and distinguished scholar, whose writings focused on American society and religion. He was a friend and colleague of Martin Luther King, Jr. and worked with Coretta Scott King to establish the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, where he served as its first director.

Ziering received his first serious commission from Reader's Digest. His subsequent illustration work for Fortune 500 companies and cultural institutions, such as The Metropolitan Opera and Cirque du Soleil, has earned him several ANDY awards, the highest honor awarded to commercial illustrators. After working as an illustrator for more than forty years, Ziering now devotes his time to expressing his personal artistic vision in his New York City studio.