Jun 24, 2010 - Sale 2219

Sale 2219 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 7,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988)
Patchwork Quilt.

Felt tip and color inks on printed graph paper, circa 1970. 152x133 mm; 6x5 1/4 inches. Signed and inscribed "see (?) for patches" in ink, upper margin. Inscribed "take care for leg angles" in ink, lower right.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection.

An excellent, early study for the large 1970 collage of cloth, paper and synthetic polymer, in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, with intriguing notes by the artist for the enlargement of his design.

With--an autographed postcard of the collage, signed in blue ink and felt tip pen.