Maya Angelou’s Quilt Sells at Auction for $380,000.00

September 18, 2015

The quilt that Oprah Winfrey had commissioned textile artist Faith Ringgold to make  in 1989 for Maya Angelou’s sixtieth birthday was sold at auction for $380,000.00!

                       “Maya’s Quilt of Life” by Faith Ringgold.           Photo Courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries

73″ x 73″

Here is the Swann Galleries catalog entry, which lists both the Buyers Premium of $461,000.00 and the hammer price of $380,000.00:  http://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=2390++++++32+&refno=++703573&saletype= 

For more info: http://www.northjersey.com/news/maya-angelou-quilt-by-englewood-artist-sells-for-380-000-at-auction-1.1410327

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