Romare Bearden The Block Notecards
Romare Bearden's (American, 1911–1988) exuberant tribute to Harlem is a celebration of the lively New York City neighborhood that nurtured his life and work. Though he was born in North Carolina, Bearden spent formative time in Harlem as a child, and in 1940, he established a studio in the same West 125th Street building as the artist Jacob Lawrence. The six panels that make up The Block (1971) each represent an aspect of local life, from the barbershop to the corner store. Our notecards feature select details from this vivid work in the Museum's modern and contemporary art collection.
Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
20 cards (4 each of 5 designs) boxed with 21 envelopes
4'' x 5 1/4''