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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

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.