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Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
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Feb 4, 2023
1980-1982, one of four examples created by Jesse Bell Williams Telfair (Parrot, Georgia, 1913-1986), pieced and applique cotton, blue block letters on red squares, arranged to spell the word "FREEDOM" in six horizontal rows, small white blocks separate red squares, white backing, 75 x 70-1/2 in.
Note: Three other examples by artist are in museum collections: The Smithsonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C., 2017.40; High Museum of Art, Atlanta Georgia, 1982.298; American Folk Art Museum, New York, 2004.9.1
Exhibition history: Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, 15 October - 14 November, 1998 (accompanied by brochure from exhibition).
Provenance: Purchased from Ricco / Maresca Gallery, New York, 11 October, 1995 for $18,000 (with original receipt); Private Collection
overall good condition, colors bright, some areas of discoloration, some loose threads, area of spotting/staining primarily to backing
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