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Sale 2504 Lot 76
JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001)
Birmingham... Children of the Morning.
Linoleum cut on wove paper, 1964. 229x305 mm; 9x12 inches, full margins. First edition (of 2). Signed, dated, titled and numbered 10/12 in pencil, lower margin.
A very good, ealy impression of this print; another impression is in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery.
Following the September 15, 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, John Biggers reflected on the lives lost of the four young girls who were killed while attending Sunday School. According to Olive Jensen Thiesen, Biggers also made three drawings in a single weekend, Give Me Two Wings, Man of Fire and Mother and Children, in direct response to the events of the Civil Rights struggle. Thiesen p. 68.
Estimate $3,000 - 5,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $6,250