The Art of Romare Bearden

February 10th, 2013

The Art of Romare Bearden

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Two Moons of Luvernia, 1970

collage of various papers with paint, graphite, and surface abrasion
(on fiberboard?), 40 x 57.2 cm (15 3/4 x 22 1/2)

Ann and Harold Sorgenti

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

Carolina Interior, 1970

collage of various papers with fabric, paint, ink, graphite, and surface
abrasion on fiberboard, 33 x 40 cm (13 x 15 3/4)

Private collection: Stephen and Francine Taylor, Huntington Woods,
Michigan

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

Celebrations: Trumpet Spot, Wynton, c. 1983

oil monotype on paper, 74.9 x 106.7 cm (29 1/2 x 42)

Albert Murray

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

Blues Singer, 1975

oil monotype with paint and graphite on paper, 60.3 x 44.8 cm (23
3/4 x 17 5/8)

Richard A. Long

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

Conjur: A Masked Folk Ballet [Fiddler and Parishioner], c. 1970

watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper, 38.1 x 30.5 cm (15 x 12)

Courtesy of Ekstrom & Ekstrom, Inc., New York

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

Conjur: A Masked Folk Ballet [Two Parishioners], c. 1970

watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, 38.1 x 30.5 cm (15 x
12)

Courtesy of Ekstrom & Ekstrom, Inc., New York

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

Profile/Part II, The Thirties: Uptown Sunday Night Session, 1981

collage of various papers with foil, paint, ink, and graphite on
fiberboard, 111.8 x 142.2 cm (44 x 56)

Collection of George and Joyce Wein

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

Midtown, 1982

collage of various papers with paint and graphite on paper mounted
on cardboard, 52.1 x 69.9 cm (20 1/2 x 27 1/2)

David A. Hagelstein, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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

Pittsburgh Memories, 1984

collage of various papers with fabric, foil, paint, ink, color pencil,
graphite, and bleached areas on fiberboard, 72.7 x 59.7 cm (28 5/8 x 23
1/2)

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R.
Davenport and Mr. and Mrs. Milton A. Washington, 1984

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

Piano Lesson, 1983

collage of various papers with paint, ink, and graphite on paper,
73.7 x 55.9 cm (29 x 22)

The Walter O. Evans Foundation for Art and Literature

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

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