We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.
(212) 254-4710 ext. 0
Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM
Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to email@example.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.
Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.Sale 2487 | Lot 45
Price Realized: $40,000 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
Click Image To Enlarge
Sale 2487 Lot 45
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
Young Farmer (Young Worker).
Linoleum cut printed in tan and black on thin Japan paper, 1953. 660x483 mm; 26x19 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right (inside the image). Inscribed "Title: Young Farmer; Medium: Linocut (Two Colors); Date: Feb., 1954" in pencil on a fragment of the original backing paper, attached to the frame back.
Exhibited: ACA Gallery, New York, with the label on the frame back.
This is a wonderful, richly-inked impression of an extremely scarce print. Charles White made two versions of this print; this is the second, with an additional block of the landscape as the background. Gedeon notes only "a few in 2 colors," and illustrates the first version. Both versions are included in the 2018 Art Institute of Chicago exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective which travels next to the Museum of Modern Art.
The latter impression, entitled Young Worker and dated 1954, is the only other impression of this print that we have located - it was sold at Swann Galleries on October 7, 2010. There is also a 1953 crayon drawing, Young Farmer, of the same subject. According to Gedeon, the print was also titled Young Farmer, and was reproduced in Tribune Magazine, February 17, 1954. Oehler/Adler pl 45 and 46, p. 150; Gedeon Eb9.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $40,000