Swann Will Auction Works from Maya Angelou’s Art Collection

Faith Ringgold, "Maya's Quilt of Life," 1989.COURTESY SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES

Faith Ringgold, Maya’s Quilt of Life, 1989.


Swann Auction Galleries in New York will hold a sale of work from the art collection of Maya Angelou, the celebrated poet who passed away last year. The sale, which will be held September 15, includes 43 works from Angelou’s private collection, “much of which has never been publicly exhibited,” according to the auction house.

Among the works are a quilt by Faith Ringgold, commissioned by Oprah Winfrey for Angelou’s birthday in 1989, estimated to sell for $150,000 to $250,000. A 1962 painting by John Biggers, estimated at $100,000 to $150,000, is also included in the sale.

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