Jun 24, 2010 - Sale 2219

Sale 2219 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 30,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988)
Jazz Musician at Piano.

Oil monotype on heavy wove paper, circa 1975. 1055x750 mm; 41 1/2x29 1/2 inches. Arches watermark. Signed in pencil, lower left.

Provenance: the estate of Nanette Bearden, the artist's wife.

Ruth Fine finds that other forms of New Orleans jazz parlors appeared in Bearden's "cultural memory" in such works as his 1971 collage The Apprencticeship of Jelly Roll Morton. The Of the Blues: Second Chorus series included New Orleans monotypes, including the 1975 New Orleans: Storyville/Ragtime Preparations in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A similar 1975 monotype, Perfomer (Pop Singer), is reproduced in the 2009 From Print to Process: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden. Fine p. 95 and 101.