Contemporary Evening Auction

Contemporary Evening Auction

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Property from A Prominent Collection

Betye Saar

Rainbow Mojo

Auction Closed

November 17, 01:40 AM GMT


200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from A Prominent Collection

Betye Saar

b. 1926

Rainbow Mojo

signed Betye Saar and dated 1972 (on the reverse)

acrylic on cut leather 

19 ⅞ by 50 in.

50.5 by 127 cm.

Executed in 1972. 






款識:藝術家簽名Betye Saar並紀年1972(背面)


19 ⅞ x 50 英寸

50.5 x 127 公分


Estate of Joseph Austin, Sherman Oaks
Clark's Fine Art Gallery & Auctioneers, 9 November 2013, lot 207 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Exh Cat., Milan, Fondazione Prada, Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer, September 2016-August 2017, n.p., illustrated (in installation at California State University in 1973) 
Charlotte Jansen, "Soul of a Nation," Elephant The Art Culture Magazine, June 2017, illustrated in color (online)
Chaédria LaBouvier, "The Artists Who Fueled the Black Power Movement," Another Man Mag, 11 July 2017, illustrated in color (online) 
Osei Bonsu, "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power," Frieze Magazine, 21 July 2017, illustrated in color (online)
Will Heinrich, "The Week in Arts: Blood Orange, Glenn Close, Black Power Art in Brooklyn," The New York Times, 27 September 2018, illustrated in color (online)
Jasmine Weber, “Continuing the Legacy of the Mystical, Political Betye Saar,” Hyperallergic, 24 April 2019, illustrated in color (in installation at the Broad Museum in 2020) 
Makeda Easter, "The Broad’s ‘Soul of a Nation’: Art from the rubble of Watts," Los Angeles Times, 22 March 2019, illustrated in color (in process of installation at The Broad in 2020)  (online)
Lynell George, "The Broad's Black Power Art Exhibition Triggers Something Deep," LAist, 12 July 2019, illustrated in color (online)
Andre Wheeler, “How the art of black power shook off the white gaze,”  The Guardian, 9 November 2019, illustrated in color (online)
Zoë Hopkins, "You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: The Sapphire Show," The Brooklyn Rail, July-August 2021, illustrated in color (online)