Craig Randich created a series of neon sculptures conveying sage art collecting advice succinctly. He emphasized an issue that must be a concern of every art collector who would prefer their purchases to have a future value of greater than zero. Art selection hinges on collecting the market’s view of the correct artist as well as the market’s preferred examples of this artist’s output.
Swann Auction‘s next sale of African-American Fine Art (April 5, 2018) is rich with artworks qualifying on both counts, artist and artwork.
For example, Lot #77, Primordial Landscape by Hale Woodruff (1900-1980) is a breathtaking modernist expression created in 1967 measuring 40″ X 50″. This painting has been exhibited in all the right venues. It has been off the market for decades. Another painting by Woodruff from 1967 is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum. Nigel Freeman, Swann’s specialist for African-American Fine Art documents support for lots in his sales with data relevant to a savvy collector.
In light of the above, Primordial Landscape‘s estimate is $80,000 to $120,000.
To date, SavvyCollector.com is proud to have rehomed examples of these noteworthy African-American artists: Romare Bearden, Sam Gilliam, Captain Hugh Mulzac, Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Jr.
Currently we are pleased to offer a number of examples of Dr. Grigsby’s art.
Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com