09-12-2003 09-13-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2210 Boston
September 12, 2003 04:00 PMCalender
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Benny Andrews (American, b. 1930) Covetousness

$7,638$6,500
Auction: Sale #2210 - 2210 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 12, 2003 4:00PM

Description:

Benny Andrews (American, b. 1930)

Covetousness
Signed "Benny Andrews" l.r., titled, signed and dated "...64" on the reverse.
Mixed media with oil on Masonite, 24 x 18 in. (61.3 x 46 cm), framed.
Condition: Abrasions, surface grime.

N.B. Currently residing in New York City, Benny Andrews grew up in Georgia and was the first member of his family to graduate from High School. As an acclaimed American artist, the subject matter and inspiration for his paintings and prints, comes from African-American culture. He promotes the inclusion of African-American artwork in museums across the country, and his own work is currently included in the collections of many museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian Institute. In addition to his full-time career as an artist, he has served as director of the Visual Arts Program for the National Endowment for the Arts, and has taught at Queen's College. He often travels back to the South, where he keeps a studio.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Keywords

Benny Andrews, oil, Mixed media, High School, New York City, first member , Smithsonian Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Endowment for the Arts, Queen's College, director of the Visual Arts Program