Apr 22, 2021 - Sale 2565

Sale 2565 - Lot 189

Price Realized: $ 37,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
Somebody Stole My Broken Heart.

Acrylic and pen and ink on wove paper, 2004. 610x457 mm; 24x18 inches. Signed, dated and numbered "#1" in ink, lower right.

Provenance: ACA Gallery, New York; private collection, Florida (2006); the estate of Allan O. Hunter, Jr., acquired at Swann Galleries, April 5, 2018.

With this work on paper, Faith Ringgold depicts the first panel of her 2004 Jazz Stories: Mama can Sing, Papa can Blow series of story quilts. The quilt series was the subject of a solo exhibition at ACA Galleries, New York in January 2005. She also made two versions in color screenprint in 2004 and 2007 - impressions are in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.