WILLIAM EDMONDSON, Boxer chez Christie’s

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  william-edmondson, art-brut, auction, christie's, 2016 

WILLIAM EDMONDSON était un noir américain ne sachant ni lire ni écrire, issu d’une famille d’esclaves affranchis. Suite à une illumination religieuse il se consacra, en autodidacte complet, âgé de plus de 50 ans à la sculpture. Une de ses œuvres, intitulée "Boxer", a été adjugée chez Christie’s à plus de 5 fois son estimation initiale. Estimation: $150,000 - $250,000 Adjugé à: $785,000 Description du lot: William Edmondson (1874-1951)
Boxer, circa 1936
limestone
17 in. high, 7 1/4 in. wide, 9 1/4 in. deep

 

Communiqué de presse:

A plain and untutored man who made his living selling his carvings and home-grown vegetables from his house in South Nashville, Edmondson went on to become the first Black artist to have a one-man show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1937. He was also part of a major traveling exhibition: “Black Folk in America, 1930-1980,” which originated at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, in 1982. He has been an important part of nearly every major group show on folk art since. (source)  


 

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