By Sarah Cascone for News Art Net on August 6, 2015

Ringgold work, a painted story quilt commissioned by Oprah Winfrey as a gift for the poet's 60th birthday in 1989, is the anticipated top lot of the upcoming sale. The piece, which depicts the author as a young woman walking along a wooded path, incorporates handwritten texts quoting several of her writings, including the seminal "I Know What the Caged Bird Sings"...Angelou hung the piece, which Ringgold created using both painting and quilting techniques, in a prominent location in her home, but it has never been publicly displayed. If the work comes anywhere the pre-sale estimate of $150,000–250,000...

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Related Links:

Professor Emeritus Faith Ringgold
http://visarts.ucsd.edu/faculty/faith-ringgold
http://www.faithringgold.com

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