Apr 07, 2016 - Sale 2409

Sale 2409 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 5,720
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
HERMAN "KOFI" BAILEY (1931 - 1981)
Untitled (Study for Unity).

Conte crayon, brush and brown ink on illustration board, 1970. 1029x635 mm; 40 1/2x25 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right.

Provenance: private collection, New York.

Bailey's depiction of a raised arm towards the star and crescent is very similar to the mixed media painting Unity in the collection of Samella Lewis, illustrated in her African-Amerian Art and Artists. Lewis p. 147.