Oct 08, 2009 - Sale 2189

Sale 2189 - Lot 29

Price Realized: $ 7,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
We Have Been Believers.

Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1949. 296x276 mm; 11 5/8x10 3/4 inches, wide (full ?) margins. Basingwerk watermark. Edition of approximately 30. Signed, titled, dated and dedicated in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Robert Blackburn, New York. A superb impression of this scarce print.

In 1949, Bob Blackburn was Charles White's primary printer in New York. The original charcoal drawing, the basis for the print, is found in the Walter O. Evans Collection. The drawing was inspired by a poem of the same title by Margaret Walker about the sustaining power of African-American religious faith. Gedeon Ea8.