The Art of Romare Bearden

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[image] The Street (Composition for Richard Wright), c. 1977

Romare Bearden, The Street (Composition for Richard Wright), c. 1977
ink on paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Gift of Werner H. and Sarah-Ann Kramarsky and Collectors Committee Fund
© Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.

This drawing was reproduced in the New York Times on April 8, 1977, accompanying an article entitled “What Sets Storms to Rolling in His Soul?,” an excerpt from Richard Wright's American Hunger, first published that year. The composition relates to a 1964 collage, The Dove, in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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