In the upcoming May 18 Modern Art & Design Auction, Los Angeles Modern Auctions is offering an extremely rare study for a mural by Los Angeles artist and educator, Charles White (1918-1979). On view at the Exposition Park Branch at the L.A. Public Library, the mural is a tribute to Mary McLeod Bethune, one of the most influential African American educators of the 20th century. The only known preparatory drawing for this important commission to have ever been offered on the open market, this work represents the artist’s swan song to education.
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May 13, 2014