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3545T Marlborough
January 12, 2021 12:00 PM - January 25, 2021 07:00 PMCalender

Alfred Taplet (American, b. 1934) Two Signs: African Art

Auction: Discovery - 3545T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: January 12, 2021 12:00PM


Alfred Taplet (American, b. 1934)

Two Signs: African Art and The Fisherman Boat. Signed "A. Taplet." Acrylic on slate and acrylic on wood, lg. to 15 1/2 in.

Note: Highlighted in the 2017 Colby-Sawyer College exhibition Inner Visions: Selections from the Collection of Beverly Stearns Bernson. Al Taplet, or "Big Al," was originally a shoe-shiner in New Orleans where he created these signs as an artistic outlet. He would sell these paintings along with his trade and steadily, his signs gained popularity.
Beverly Bernson Collection
Estimate $150-175

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Al Taplet, Beverly Bernson, Alfred Taplet, New Orleans