Beauford Delaney, ‘Untitled’, 1964, Painting, Gouache on Arches paper, mounted on canvas, Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art
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Beauford Delaney

Untitled, 1964

Gouache on Arches paper, mounted on canvas
22 1/2 × 15 1/2 in
57.2 × 39.4 cm
.
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Condition
Watercolor on Arches paper, mounted on canvas; very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated "Beauford Delaney, Paris, July 64", lower right
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Not included
Beauford Delaney
American, 1901–1979
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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.

Beauford Delaney, ‘Untitled’, 1964, Painting, Gouache on Arches paper, mounted on canvas, Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art
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Watercolor on Arches paper, mounted on canvas; very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated "Beauford Delaney, Paris, July 64", lower right
Frame
Not included
Beauford Delaney
American, 1901–1979
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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.

Beauford Delaney

Untitled, 1964

Gouache on Arches paper, mounted on canvas
22 1/2 × 15 1/2 in
57.2 × 39.4 cm
.
Sold
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