Dec 15, 2015 - Sale 2402

Sale 2402 - Lot 108

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988)
Untitled (Caribbean Landscape).

Watercolor on wove paper, circa 1980. 254x356 mm; 10x14 inches. Signed in pencil, upper right.

Provenance: the artist; Russell L. Goings, New York; private collection, New York.

This brightly colored watercolor is an excellent example of Romare Bearden's series of watercolors from almost two decades visiting the Caribbean island of St. Martin each year. St Martin was his wife Nanette's ancestral home. In 1973 Bearden built a second home there, and produced an important body of watercolors depicting the island landscape, people and culture.