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OVR:20c: Figuring America

October 28 – 31, 2020


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Benny Andrews (1930–2006) Portrait of Norman...

Benny Andrews (1930–2006)
Portrait of Norman Lewis, 1985
oil on canvas with painted fabric and mixed media collage
60 1/4 x 39 3/4 x 1 inches / 153 x 101 x 2.5 cm
signed

Benny Andrews (1930–2006) Study for Portrait...

Benny Andrews (1930–2006)

Study for Portrait of Oppression (Homage to Black South Africans), 1985

oil on canvas with painted fabric and paper collage

43 3/4 x 28 1/4 x 1/4 inches / 111.1 x 71.8 x 0.6 cm

signed

Milton Avery (1885–1965) Black Hat, 1958 oil...

Milton Avery (1885–1965)
Black Hat, 1958
oil on canvasboard
12 x 9 inches / 30.5 x 22.9 cm
signed

Richmond Barthé (1901–1989) Black Mad...

Richmond Barthé (1901–1989)
Black Madonna, 1961
bronze
13 x 9 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches / 33 x 24.8 x 22.2 cm
21 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches / 54.6 x 24.8 x 22.2 cm with base
signed

Beauford Delaney (1901–1979) Portrait of Ber...

Beauford Delaney (1901–1979)
Portrait of Bernard Hassell, c.1968
oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches / 64.8 x 54 cm
signed

Nancy Grossman (b.1940) Untitled, 1968 leather, wo...

Nancy Grossman (b.1940)
Untitled, 1968
leather, wood, paint, epoxy and metal hardware
17 x 7 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches / 43.2 x 19.1 x 21 cm
signed

Charles White (1918–1979) I Been Rebuked &am...

Charles White (1918–1979)
I Been Rebuked & I Been Scorned (Solid as a Rock), 1954
Wolff crayon and charcoal on Anjac illustration board
44 x 27 7/8 inches / 111.8 x 70.8 cm
43 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches / 110.5 x 69.2 cm sight size
signed



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Press Release

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in OVR:20c, Art Basel’s latest online viewing room dedicated to art made between 1900 and 1999. OVR:20c will be live from October 28 to October 31; our presentation Figuring America will be online alongside 100 international galleries and on-site at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery for the duration of this virtual platform.

Representing currents of 20/21 century American portraiture, Figuring America will include signature masterpieces in both painting and sculpture by Benny Andrews (1930-2006), Milton Avery (1885-1965), Richmond Barthé (1901-1989), Beauford Delaney (1901-1979), Nancy Grossman (b.1940) and Charles White (1918-1979). In times of societal upheaval, many artists have turned to representations of the figure in search of and as recognition of a collective existence—either as a personal expression or as a touchpoint for shared, life-affirming experience. In this current moment of unprecedented isolation and social reckoning, our desire is to share a story of common humanity.

To schedule an appointment to view our OVR:20c exhibition at the gallery, click here.