Portrait of a Collagist, 1989

  • Benny Andrews, American, 1930 - 2006

Oil and collage on canvas

  • 91 3/8 × 51 1/4 × 3 inches (232.1 × 130.2 × 7.6 cm)

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;


Signed, lower right: BENNY ANDREWS-1989 Signed, verso, across the middle: Benny Andrews 1989

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.).

Benny Andrews, Portrait of a Collagist, 1989, oil and collage on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from the Friends of Modern Art, Friends of African Art, et al., 1993.65.