JAMES LESESNE WELLS (1902 - 1992) Untitled (African Fetish).
Linoleum cut on tissue-thin Japan paper. circa 1929. 114x83 mm; 4 1/2x3 1/4 wide margins.
This very scarce Harlem Renaissance print is a wonderful example of James Lesesne Wells' block prints and his interest in the influence of African sculpture on modern art. Wells exhibited several simiilar prints in the Exhibition of the Work of Negro Arts at the Harmon Foundation in New York in 1931.