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  • Provenance

    Dr. Samella S. Lewis, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Museum of African American Art (September 1–December 31, 2009); Memphis, Dixon Gallery and Gardens (October 3, 2010–January 2, 2011); Durham, North Carolina Central University Art Museum (February 4–April 17, 2011); Lincoln, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (October 7–January 15, 2012); Pittsburgh, The August Wilson Center (July 13–September 15, 2012); Fresno, Center for Creativity and the Arts (January 11–March 5, 2021), Richmond Barthé: Harlem Renaissance Sculptor (another cast exhibited)
    Los Angeles, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Samella Lewis and the African American Experience, February 25–April 21, 2012, no. 30, pp. 84–85, 125 (another cast exhibited and illustrated, p. 85)

  • Literature

    Alain Locke, "The Sculpture of Richmond Barthé," Design, vol. 44, no. 6, 1943, p. 16 (another cast illustrated)
    Margaret Rose Vendryes, Barthé: A Life in Sculpture, Jackson, 2008, fig. 3.33, pp. 92–94, 96 (another cast illustrated, p. 92)
    Samella Lewis, Barthé: His Life in Art, Los Angeles, 2009, pp. 184–185 (another cast illustrated, p. 184)

199

Stevedore

bronze with brown patina
bronze 29 3/4 x 16 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (75.6 x 42.5 x 39.4 cm)
base 2 1/8 x 20 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (5.4 x 51.1 x 15.6 cm)
overall 30 7/8 x 20 1/8 x 17 3/8 in. (78.4 x 51.1 x 44.1 cm)

Modeled in 1937 and cast in 1986 by MC2, Los Angeles, under the supervision of the artist and the Richmond Barthé Trust and with funding from James Garner, this work is an unnumbered artist's proof from an edition of 10 plus 3 artist's proofs.

Other casts from this edition are housed in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Hampton University Museum; St. Ann's Parish Library, St. Ann's Bay; and Dr. Samella S. Lewis, Los Angeles.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $69,300

Contact Specialist

John McCord
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+1 212 940 1261
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021