Contemporary Art/Avel deKnight


Avel Watch wrote at 2007-10-20 01:16:33
Avel was born in NYC in 1923. His parents were from Barbados and Puerto Rico. To learn more, you can purchase a copy of his memorial retrospective catalog through the University of Richmond, VA Marsh Gallery. You can go to Hampton University's Website and find a publication that includes his work and his comments about his work. It's called "Black Art: an international quarterly; Vol. 4, Number 1." There are papers and materials about him in the Smithsonian's American Archives of Art. The painting, "Moon Pyramid" is probably worth several thousand dollars.

T wrote at 2016-01-03 04:53:35
You should absolutely get insurance. I know the head of the Avel DeKnight Estate personally and his work is of ever-increasing value. Especially in France.

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