Artist Benny Andrews, American, 1930 - 2006
  • Portrait of a Collagist
Date 1989
Medium oil and collage on canvas
Dimensions Framed: 91 3/8 × 51 1/4 × 3 inches (232.1 × 130.2 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from the Friends of Modern Art, Friends of African Art, and funds from Dr. Julius V. and Mrs. Alice Combs, Ronald Dobbins, Robert and Sharon Madison Polk, Eldora and Green Moss III, John Bolden, Judge Norma Y. Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Johnson, Dr. Edward J. Littlejohn, Dr. Tina C. Mason, Mayimuma and Chileumbwe Mason, Dr. Robert E. Perkins, Nettie Seabrooks, Mr. and Mrs. Nate Shapiro, Shirley Moultona and Marva Allen, Dr. Gwendolyn Washington and Jacqueline Washington, Kaye and Faye Washington, Khalid Raheem Haywood and Sherry Washington, Delores J. Weber, Dr. and Mrs. James Witherspoon, Andy Williams Agency, Gregory J. Reed and Associates, P.C., Drs. Houston and Carolyn Williams, Charonda V. Anumel, Sally Jo and Miles A. Bond, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bowman, Jr., Bernard and Bettye Kilpatrick, Mr. amd Mrs. Malcolm G. Dade, Jr., Shirley R. and Sean M. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett S. Moten, Jr., Patterson, Phifer and Phillips, P.C., Kenneth and Marilyn White, Dr. Margaret Betts and Dr. Dexter Fields, Dr. Marjorie Peebles Meyers, Debra White-Hunt; gift of Mrs. George Kamperman by exchange;
Accession Number 1993.65
Department African American Art
On View African American N290, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower right: BENNY ANDREWS-1989
Signed, verso, across the middle: Benny Andrews 1989
Inscriptions Signed and dated, front, under shoe, lower right (printed): BENNY ANDREWS-1989
Signed and dated on verso, across the middle: Benny Andrews 1989
Inscribed with title and dimensions on reverse of canvas: 'Portrait of a | collagist"
| 90" x 50" | Benny Andrews | 1989
The artist;
Sherry Washington Gallery (Detroit, Michigan, USA).
1993-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
McCarthy, Jeremiah William and Diana Thompson, ed. For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design. Exh. cat., American Federation of Arts and National Academy of Design. New Haven and London, 2019, p. 213 (ill.).