Feb 23, 2010 - Sale 2203

Sale 2203 - Lot 120

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988)
Untitled (Black in America).

Color lithograph, circa 1974. 800x540 mm; 31 1/2x21 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 12/50 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression of this scarce print. Not in Gelburd/Rosenberg.

A maquette for the oil and paper collage Black in America sold at Sotheby's, New York in 2008. Additionally, Bearden used a nearly identical image for the cover of The Harvard Advocate Special Issue: Black Odyssey; A Search for Home, Number 4, 1974, which incorporated the African flag into the image.