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American Art / Ernie Barnes (1938-2009) The Maestro 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.) (Painted circa 1971.)

Lot 88
Ernie Barnes
The Maestro 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
26 May 2022, 14:00 EDT
New York

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Ernie Barnes (1938-2009)

The Maestro
signed 'Ernie Barnes' (lower right) and inscribed with title (on the stretcher)
acrylic on canvas
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
Painted circa 1971.


Acquired from the artist by the present owner, 1974.

Atlanta, High Museum of Art, The Beauty of the Ghetto: A Visual Tribute to the Spirit Heritage of Black America, 1973.
Los Angeles, California African American Museum, Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective, May 8-September 8, 2019.

The Crusaders, Ghetto Blasters, MCA Records music album, 1984, illustrated on the cover.

The copyright to this painting is reserved by the Ernie Barnes Family Trust.

We wish to thank the Ernie Barnes Family Trust for their kind assistance in cataloging this lot.

The present work was framed by the artist with his signature wood fence style.

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