Melvin Edwards

American, b. 1937

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A pioneering sculptor fusing political engagement with abstraction, Melvin Edwards draws inspiration from his African heritage, while referencing modernist steel sculpture. He welds industrial found objects, such as hammer heads, scissors, locks, …

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Untitled, 1974
Sold on Jul 14, 2021
US$11,340
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Work on Paper
watercolor and ink on paper
61.0 x 46.0 cm
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US$11,340
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Jul 14, 2021
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Untitled, 1974
watercolor and ink on paper
Jul 14, 2021
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US$11,340
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Work on Paper
61.0 x 46.0 cm
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Jul 14, 2021
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US$11,340
Monochromo, 1964
Sold on May 13, 2021
US$107,100
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Sculpture
welded steel
43.0 x 63.0 x 20.0 cm
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US$107,100
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May 13, 2021
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Monochromo, 1964
welded steel
May 13, 2021
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US$107,100
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Sculpture
43.0 x 63.0 x 20.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
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US$107,100
Untitled
Sold on Mar 12, 2021
US$60,480
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Sculpture
welded steel
13.97 x 17.78 cm
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US$60,480
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Mar 12, 2021
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Untitled
welded steel
Mar 12, 2021
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US$60,480
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13.97 x 17.78 cm
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Mar 12, 2021
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US$60,480
Untitled, 1974
Sold on Mar 3, 2021
US$25,200
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Work on Paper
watercolor and ink on paper
60.6 x 47.0 cm
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US$25,200
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Mar 3, 2021
Phillips
Untitled, 1974
watercolor and ink on paper
Mar 3, 2021
Phillips
US$25,200
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Work on Paper
60.6 x 47.0 cm
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Mar 3, 2021
Phillips
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US$25,200
Untitled
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
US$50,400
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Sculpture
welded steel
71.12 x 73.03 cm
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US$50,400
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Dec 11, 2020
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Untitled
welded steel
Dec 11, 2020
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US$50,400
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71.12 x 73.03 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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US$50,400
KASSINGA
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
US$44,100
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Sculpture
welded steel
25.4 x 24.1 x 20.3 cm
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US$44,100
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Dec 11, 2020
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KASSINGA
welded steel
Dec 11, 2020
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US$44,100
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25.4 x 24.1 x 20.3 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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US$44,100
VIVA CUITO CUANAVALE
Sold on Oct 2, 2020
US$81,900
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Sculpture
welded steel
45.7 x 35.6 x 25.4 cm
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US$81,900
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Oct 2, 2020
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VIVA CUITO CUANAVALE
welded steel
Oct 2, 2020
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US$81,900
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Sculpture
45.7 x 35.6 x 25.4 cm
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Oct 2, 2020
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US$81,900
UNTITLED
Sold on Oct 2, 2020
US$69,300
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98% est
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Sculpture
welded steel
25.4 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm
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US$69,300
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Oct 2, 2020
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UNTITLED
welded steel
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
US$69,300
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Sculpture
25.4 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm
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Oct 2, 2020
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US$69,300
CULTURE
Sold on Oct 2, 2020
US$119,700
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Sculpture
welded steel
94.0 x 155.0 x 45.7 cm
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US$119,700
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Oct 2, 2020
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CULTURE
welded steel
Oct 2, 2020
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US$119,700
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Sculpture
94.0 x 155.0 x 45.7 cm
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Oct 2, 2020
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US$119,700
Lusaka, 1980
Sold on Oct 4, 2018
US$70,000
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Sculpture
Welded steel
24.1 x 31.7 x 17.8 cm
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US$70,000
Auction Sale
Oct 4, 2018
Swann
Lusaka, 1980
Welded steel
Oct 4, 2018
Swann
US$70,000
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Sculpture
24.1 x 31.7 x 17.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 4, 2018
Swann
Realized Price
US$70,000