Jun 04, 2020 - Sale 2535

Sale 2535 - Lot 89

Price Realized: $ 22,100
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Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
SELMA BURKE (1900 - 1995)
Despair.

Carved green marble, 1970. Approximately 337x368x210 mm; 13 1/4x14 1/2x8 1/4 inches. With the artist's signature and date at the base, right edge.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Pennsylvania; thence by descent, private collection, Sweden.

An earlier version, in Pennsylvania tarvertine, entitled Sadness,dated 1951, is in the Selma Burke collection of the Spelman College of Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia and was included in the he exhibition Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman, curated by Jeffreen M. Hayes, at the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University Park, PA, August 24 - December 8, 2019.