The Art of Romare Bearden

February 10th, 2013

 

The Art of Romare Bearden

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Backyard, 1967

collage of various papers with graphite on fiberboard, 101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30)

Marian B. Javits

©Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York

 

 

Monday Morning, 1967

collage of various papers with paint and graphite on fiberboard, 100.3 x 74.9 cm (39 1/2 x 29 1/2)

Private collection

©Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York

Berkeley – The City and Its People, 1973

collage of various papers with paint, ink, and graphite on seven fiberboard panels, 320 x 487.7 cm (126 x 192)

City of Berkeley, California, Public Art Collection

©Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York

 

 

The Street, 1975

collage of various papers with fabric, paint, and ink on fiberboard, 94 x 128.3 cm (37 x 50 1/2)

Lent in memory of Elaine Lebenbom

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The Street (Composition for Richard Wright), c. 1977

ink on paper, 48.4 x 70.7 cm (19 1/16 x 27 13/16)

National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of Werner H. and Sarah-Ann Kramarsky and Collectors Committee Fund

©Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York

 

 

Of the Blues: At the Savoy, 1974

collage of various papers with paint, ink, and graphite on fiberboard, 121.9 x 91.4 cm (48 x 36)

From the Collection of Raymond J. McGuire

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Thank You…For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life), 1978

collage of various papers with ink and graphite on fiberboard, 38.1 x 46.7 cm (15 x 18 3/8)

Donald Byrd

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J Mood, c. 1985

collage of various papers with ink on fiberboard, sight: 64.1 x 53.3 cm (25 1/4 x 21)

Courtesy of Wynton Marsalis

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Mauritius, 1969

various woods, paint, stain, nails, screws, and staples, 49.4 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm (19 7/16 x 18 x 18)

Courtesy of Ekstrom & Ekstrom, Inc., New York

©Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York

 

 

Odysseus: Poseidon, The Sea God-Enemy of Odysseus, 1977

collage of various papers with foil, paint, ink, and graphite on fiberboard, sight: 110.2 x 79.7 cm (43 3/8 x 31 3/8)

The Thompson Collection, Indianapolis, Indiana

©Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York

 

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