Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 86

Price Realized: $ 23,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
When Clifford Brown Came to Town.

Mixed media and collage on cotton canvas, 1988. 610x1219 mm; 24x48 inches. Signed in green ink, lower right recto. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "24x48, Phoebe Beasly, 6110 El Canon, Woodland Hills, Calif. 91367" in pencil in ink on the frame's paper backing, verso.

Provenance: Isobel Neal Gallery, Chicago, with the label on the frame back; the Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago.

Phoebe Beasley is best known for these colorful collaged figurative compositions, incorporating various media, printed papers, fabric and found objects. Beasley's artwork has been included in several museum exhibitions, including the 2002 Smithsonian Institution's In The Spirit of Martin, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 2003 touring exhibition, Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection. The artist has received presidential commissions, and was recently honored by the State Department for her participation in the Arts in Embassies Program. Her work is found in many public collections, including the University of Texas, the California African American Museum, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, Cooper Union, Brigham Young University and Fisk University.