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Alpha 137 Gallery

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This original Beauford Delaney gouache on paper painting was created in 1978 - the year before Delaney died –a nod to French painter Pierre Bonnard’s famous 1945 painting, Bouquet de Mimosas. It may be one of the last, if not …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition other than minor handling marks to the paper (see photo)
Signature
Bears original label from Philippe Briet Gallery and signed receipt from Société Générale; framing by MOMA, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Included

A Harlem Renaissance painter who highlighted that which was often overlooked, Beauford Delaney focused on people on the fringes of society. Working in a lyrically abstract style, Delaney sought to reveal the essence and enigma of forms and figures. He worked primarily with pastels during the 1930s and began experimenting with street scenes during the 1940s, producing bright swaths of paint in heavy impasto. After moving to Paris during the 1950s and gaining exposure to influential literary circles and jazz clubs, Delaney began to work in a nonrepresentational, expression-driven style. Inspired by the improvisation of jazz music, his works grew increasingly unpredictable and nontraditional. While his subject matter addressed post–Great Depression poverty, homelessness, and black disenfranchisement, Delaney was ultimately more concerned with self-expression and self-discovery than social commentary.

Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James BaldwinDavid Zwirner
2016
Circa 1970The Studio Museum in Harlem
1999
Beauford Delaney: Liquid Light: Paris AbstractionsMichael Rosenfeld Gallery
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Bouquet de Mimosas, 1978

Gouache on beige paper
24 3/4 × 24 3/4 × 1 in
62.9 × 62.9 × 2.5 cm
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$40,000
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AG
Alpha 137 Gallery

International collectors: please contact us at [email protected] regarding shipping.

This …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition other than minor handling marks to the paper (see photo)
Signature
Bears original label from Philippe Briet Gallery and signed receipt from Société Générale; framing by MOMA, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Included

A Harlem Renaissance painter who highlighted that which was often overlooked, Beauford Delaney focused on people on the fringes of society. Working in a lyrically abstract style, Delaney sought to reveal the essence and enigma of forms and figures. He worked primarily with pastels during the 1930s and began experimenting with street scenes during the 1940s, producing bright swaths of paint in heavy impasto. After moving to Paris during the 1950s and gaining exposure to influential literary circles and jazz clubs, Delaney began to work in a nonrepresentational, expression-driven style. Inspired by the improvisation of jazz music, his works grew increasingly unpredictable and nontraditional. While his subject matter addressed post–Great Depression poverty, homelessness, and black disenfranchisement, Delaney was ultimately more concerned with self-expression and self-discovery than social commentary.

Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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