Oct 05, 2017 - Sale 2456

Sale 2456 - Lot 101

Price Realized: $ 40,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 40,000

Cast bronze with a black patina on a wooden base, 1981. 355x240x255 mm; 14x9 1/2x10 inches. From the first part of the total edition of 9, which was later completed in 2006. Initialed "EC" and dated, rear lower edge.

Provenance: the artist, Cuernavaca, Mexico; The Gallery Tanner, Los Angeles: private collection, Indianapolis.

This stunning portrait by Elizabeth Catlett in bronze has a distinctive black patina. Her other casts of Glory that we have located all have a copper-colored patina. Two other casts of this bust were exhibited in the exhibitions Elizabeth Catlett Sculpture: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, the Neuberger Museum of Art, 1998, and Something All Our Own, the Grant Hill Collection of African-American Art, Nasher Museum of Art, 2004. There is another in the collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI.

The sitter is Glory Van Scott, performer, dancer and educator, who gained fame as the principal dancer with the Katherine Dunham, Agnes DeMille, and Talley Beatty dance companies and as a performer on Broadway in the 1960s and 70s. Ms. Van Scott was also the subject of a 1986 linoluem cut by Elizabeth Catlett.