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Property from the Collection of Stanley and Mikki Weithorn

Faith Ringgold

Dinner at Gertrude Stein's: The French Collection Part II, #10

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May 14, 12:59 AM GMT


700,000 - 1,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from the Collection of Stanley and Mikki Weithorn

Faith Ringgold

1930 - 2024

Dinner at Gertrude Stein's: The French Collection Part II, #10

signed and dated 1991 (lower right); signed and titled (on the reverse)

acrylic on canvas and ink on stitched printed and dyed fabrics

73 ½ by 79 ¼ in.

186.7 by 201.3 cm.

Executed in 1991.

ACA Galleries, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Faith Ringgold, La Collection Franc̦aise I; The French Collection, Part 1, New York, 1992, p. 11 (text)

Moira Roth, "Dinner at Gertrude Stein's: A Conversation with Faith Ringgold," Artweek, Vol. 23, No. 6, 13 February 1992, p. 10-12, illustrated

Melody Graulich and Mara Witzling, "The Freedom to Say What She Pleases: A Conversation with Faith Ringgold," NWSA Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1994, p. 1, illustrated (photographed with the artist), and pp. 2-3 (text)

Marsha MacDowell, African American Quiltmaking in Michigan, East Lansing, 1997, p. 154 (text)

Robert Lubar, "Unmasking Pablo's Gertrude: Queer Desire and the Subject of Portraiture," The Art Bulletin, Vol. 79, No. 1, March 1997, fig. 10, p. 69 (text) and p. 70, illustrated (incorrectly dated 1994)

Katy Deepwell, ed., Women Artists and Modernism, New York, 1998, no. 29, pp. 138-39, illustrated

Moira Roth and Jonathan D. Katz, eds., Difference / Indifference: Musings on Postmodernism, Marcel Duchamp and John Cage, Amsterdam, 1998, pp. 130-32 (text)

Fern Gillespie, "New York artist takes us dancing at the Louvre," The New Crisis, September/October 1998, p. 26 (text)

Grace Glueck, "Colorful Patchwork Tales of Black and White, Life and Death," The New York Times, 2 October 1998, p. E35 (text)

Cherilyn Wright, "An Aspiration of Their Life Together: Joyce and George Wein Collection," The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 16, No. 2, Hampton, 1999, p. 22 (text)

John Dorsey, "An artful convergence; Elizabeth Catlett’s sculptures and Faith Ringgold’s story quilts make strong statements about their will, vision and humanity," The Baltimore Sun, 24 January 1999, p. 7F (text)

Margot Mifflin, "Feminism's New Face," ARTnews, Vol. 91, No. 9, November 1999, p. 125, illustrated in color

Barbara Will, Gertrude Stein, Modernism, and the Problem of "Genius", Edinburgh, 2000, p. 165 (text)

Jack Foley, Foley's Books: California Rebels, Beats and Radicals, Oakland, 2000, p. 130-31 (text)

Lisa E. Farrington and Faith Ringgold, Faith Ringgold, San Francisco, 2004, pl. 41, p. 86 (text) and p. 89, illustrated in color

Karin Cope, Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein, Victoria, 2005, p. 28 (text) (incorrectly dated 1994)

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance, New Brunswick, 2007, p. 158 (text)

Caroline Brown, The Black Female Body in American Literature and Art, New York, 2012, p. 239 (text)

Tirza True Latimer, "'We Can Make It Come True': Faith Ringgold’s Dinner at Gertrude Stein's," English Language Notes, 1 March 2013, fig. 1, p. 129, illustrated, and pp. 130-34 (text)

Martha Barry McKenna, "Narrative Inquiry as an Approach for Aesthetic Experience: Life Stories in Perceiving and Responding to Works of Art," The Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol. 49, No. 4, Winter 2015, p. 97 (text)

Claire Parfait, Hélène Le Dantec-Lowry and Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, eds., Writing History from the Margins: African Americans and the Quest for Freedom, New York, 2017, p. 118 (text)

Ruth E. Iskin, Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World, New York, 2017, p. 18 (text)

Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text, Chapel Hill, 2018, fig. 7.6, pp. 209-211 (text) and p. 210, illustrated in color

Mathilde de Croix, "Faith Ringgold," AWARE: Archive of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, 20 September 2020, illustrated in color (online) (titled #9)

Kira Dominguez Hultgren, "Read in Stitches: Faith Ringgold’s Dinner at Gertrude Stein’s," Feral Fabric, Vol. 3, 2021, fig. 2, illustrated in color (detail) and illustrated in color (online) (titled #9)

Ferren Gipson, Women's Work: From feminine arts to feminist art, London, 2022, p. 83 (text) and p. 85, illustrated in color (titled #9)

Holland Cotter, "Faith Ringgold’s Path of Maximum Resistance," The New York Times, 17 February 2022, illustrated in color (installed in New York, New Museum, 2022) (online)

Brian P. Kelly, "‘Faith Ringgold: American People’ Review: At the New Museum, the Creative Fabric of a Lengthy Career," The Wall Street Journal, 9 March 2022, illustrated in color (installed in New York, New Museum, 2022) (online)

Kaitlin Calpinski, "‘Faith Ringgold: American People’ explores intersectionality, race in America," The Daily Californian, 16 August 2022 (text) (online)

Tausif Noor, "Faith Ringgold's American Dream," The New York Review, 10 November 2022 (text) (online)

Margalit Fox, "Faith Ringgold Dies at 93; Wove Black Life Into Quilts and Children’s Books," The New York Times, 13 April 2024, illustrated in color (installed in New York, New Museum, 2022) (online)

San Francisco, Bomani Gallery and Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, Paris Connections: African American Artists in Paris, January - February 1992, p. 86, illustrated in color

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Cocido y Crudo, December 1994 - March 1995, p. 291 (text)

New York, Holly Solomon Gallery, Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart: A Compliment to Florine Stettheimer, October - November 1995

Akron Art Museum; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; New York, The New Museum of Contemporary Art; The Baltimore Museum of Art; Fort Wayne Museum of Art; and Chicago Cultural Center, Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold’s French Collection and Other Story Quilts, January 1998 - October 1999, p. 108, illustrated in color (detail) and p. 109, illustrated in color (titled #9)

New York, New Museum; San Francisco, de Young Museum; and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Faith Ringgold: American People, February 2022 - February 2024, p. 179 (text) and p. 201, illustrated in color (titled #9) (traveled to New York only)