Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 141

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

JEB (JOAN E. BIREN, 1944 - )

Audre Lorde in her home study, Staten Island, NY.
RC print, the image measuring 139.7x203.2 mm; 5 1/2x8 inches, the sheet measuring 254x203.2 mm; 10x8 inches, with Jeb's signature, initials, title, and negative date, in ink, on verso. 1981; printed later.

This photograph depicts Audre Lorde, self-described "Black, lesbian, feminist, mother, poet warrior," in her home study in Staten Island where she lived from 1972-87. It was during her time living in this house that Lorde penned a number of influential works, co-founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, and spoke at the 1979 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.