The Art Collection of Maya Angelou

Faith Ringgold

Lot 32. Faith Ringgold, Maya’s Quilt of Life, acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border, 1989. Estimate $150,000 to $250,000.

On September 15, 2015, Swann Galleries’ African-American Fine Art department will offer The Art Collection of Maya Angelou, with works from Dr. Angelou’s private collection–much of which has never been publicly exhibited.

For more information on the auction or the works contact Swann Galleries

The exhibition will be on view Wednesday, September 9 through Friday, September 11 from 10-6; Saturday, September 12 from noon-5; Monday, September 14 from 10-6; Tuesday, September 15 10-noon. Go see it!

In Memoriam of Dr. Maya Angelou

ArtEdgeNYC honors Dr. Maya Angelou who was an activist, artist, poet, author, and national treasure. Dr. Angelou believed in giving and in her life she gave us many works which moved and encouraged people across the world. Her contribution to the writing sector and the arts is insurmountable. May we be comforted by her words, which were full of grace and strength.

Below is a video from the 1993 presidential inauguration of President Bill Clinton where she read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning”, only the second poet in history to be invited to speak at a presidential inauguration.


Courtesy: William J. Clinton Presidential Library