Oct 08, 2009 - Sale 2189

Sale 2189 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 5,520
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
Man and Woman.

Woodcut on tissue-thin Japan paper, 1951. 445x535 mm; 17 1/2x21 inches, wide margins. Artist's proof. Edition size unknown. Recently backed on mulberry paper, with losses, thin spots and creases in the margins. A very good impression of this very scarce print.

We have found no other recorded impressions of this print apart from one in the artist's estate in 1981. According to Gedeon, the edition size is "undetermined," and there was only one estate stamped impression. White did a series of three such large woodcuts that were reproduced in Finkelstein's 1955 volume Charles White: Ein Künstler Amerikas; Man and Woman is illustrated in figure 4 on pg. 61. White also exhibited this print at ACA Gallery, New York, in the solo exhibition To My Negro Sisters on February 12-24, 1951. Gedeon Eb7.