Month: June 2020

Swann Galleries African American Art Sale Breaks Artist Records Amid Nationwide BLM Protests

The bronze sculpture “Feral Benga” by Richmond Barthé (American, 1901-1989) exceeded all expectations, fetching $629,000 from a high estimate of $60,000. It was sold to a private collector. The work depicts Senegalese dancer François “Féral” Benga, who performed at the Folies Bergère and would become the subject of other Harlem Renaissance artists. The 19-inch tall […]

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