Rising Market for Post-War Abstraction Seen in Swann Galleries’ April African-American Fine Art Auction
April 19, 2016

The top lot of the sale was Faith Ringgold’s masterful story quilt, "Double Dutch on the Golden Gate Bridge," acrylic on canvas with painted, dyed and pieced fabric, 1988, which sold for $209,000. "Double Dutch," from Ringgold’s well-known "Woman on a Bridge series," is only the second of her signature story quilts to come to auction...Works by American women were particularly well represented among the top lots. Beyond Ringgold’s quilt, contemporary multi-genre artist Carrie Mae Weems’s triptych, "Blue Black Boy"...

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Faith Ringgold
Professor Emeritus
UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts

Carrie Mae Weems is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credits:
Faith Ringgold, "Double Dutch on the Golden Gate Bridge," story quilt from the artist's Woman On a Bridge series, 1988.
Photo is courtesy of Artist Faith Ringgold and the Swann Auction Galleries.

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