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Frieze Masters 2017

October 5 – 8, 2017

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Benny Andrews (1930-2006)
Liberty #6 (Study for Trash), 1971
oil on canvas with painted fabric collage
78" x 39 3/4" x 1/4", signed and dated

Romare Bearden (1911-1988)
The Evening Meal of Prophet Peterson, 1964
collage of various papers on paperboard
12 1/2" x 15 3/4" / 31.8 x 40.0 cm, signed and dated

Beauford Delaney (1901-1979)
Mother's Portrait (aka Portrait of Delia Delaney), 1964
oil on canvas
25 1/2" x 21 1/4", signed and dated

Sam Gilliam (b.1933)
Cluster, 1967
acrylic, dye pigments and bronze and aluminum powder on canvas
86" x 22 1/2" x 2", signed and dated

Norman Lewis (1909-1979)
The Gremlins, 1961
oil on canvas
50" x 64 1/8", signed and dated

Betye Saar (b.1926)
Dr. Damballa Ju Ju, 1989
mixed media assemblage
47" x 18" x 17 1/2"

Alma Thomas (1891-1978)
Snoopy Sees a Day Break on Earth, 1970
acrylic and graphite on canvas
50 1/8" x 48 1/4", signed and dated

Bob Thompson (1937-1966)
La Caprice, c.1963
oil on canvas
62" x 51 3/4", signed

Charles White (1918-1979)
Juba, 1962
Wolff crayon and ink on board
54" x 24", signed and dated

William T. Williams (b.1942)
Mercer's Stop, 1971
acrylic on canvas
108" x 84", signed and dated



Press Release

October 5 – 8, 2017
Preview Day: Wednesday, October 4th
Regent’s Park, London

To coincide and compliment the landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power scheduled to be on view from July 12 to October 22, 2017 at The Tate Modern, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (MRG) will present in its first Frieze Masters main booth nine prominent artists that contributed significantly to the shaping of a “black art” movement in the United States. MRG will feature Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Edward Clark, Beauford Delaney, Sam Gilliam, Norman Lewis, Betye Saar, Alma Thomas, Bob Thompson, Charles White and William T. Williams; each of these artists will also be included in the Tate Modern exhibition, conceptualized by curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley to investigate how ‘black art” was defined, rejected and redefined by artists across America. Paralleling the Tate focus, MRG will include artworks dating from the 1960s to the early 1980s and all works on display will be exhibited in the UK for the first time.

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