Feb 23, 2010 - Sale 2203

Sale 2203 - Lot 41

Price Realized: $ 26,400
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988)
Untitled (Three Figures).

Watercolor, brush and ink on cream wove paper, circa 1947-48. 480x610mm; 19x24 inches. Signed in ink, lower right.

Provenance: private New York collection.

This modernist watercolor, with its interwoven composition of planes of bright colors, appears to be from Romare Bearden's Iliad series of 1948. Bearden showed 16 variations loosely based on the heroic themes of the Trojan war at the Niveau Gallery in New York that year. Schwartzman p. 152.