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    Sale 2237 | Lot 142
    Price Realized: $96,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2237 Lot 142

      ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988)

      Collage of various papers and mixed media, mounted on masonite, circa 1973. 432x406 mm; 17x16 inches. Signed in ink, upper right.

      Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection.

      This iconic and colorful collage displays Romare Bearden's increased use of both handcolored and printed papers in the early 1970s. A very similar composition was used for the same-titled color screenprint, which was printed in an unknown edition. A scarce print, Bearden circulated Tidings as a gift in the early 1970s. The title and subject of Tidings go back to the artist's Prevalence of Ritual series, his first series of collage and photomontage projections of collages in 1964, and his interest in Renaissance depictions of the Visitation.
      Estimate $30,000-50,000

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $96,000