Apr 07, 2016 - Sale 2409

Sale 2409 - Lot 82

Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988)
Mother and Child.

Collage with acrylic, pencil, felt tip pen and ink on thick paper board, 1982. 305x175 mm; 12x7 inches. Signed in ink, lower right.

Provenance: the artist; private collection (sold at auction at Swann Galleries on November 12, 1998); the Romare Bearden Foundation, New York; private collection, New York.

Romare Bearden has made numerous versions of this important theme in both his collage and printmaking. An image of this same collage was used to create a large lithograph political poster Respect Human Dignity-Toby Moffet for Senate in 1982--the Democrat challenger ran and lost against U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker of Connecticut.