Second Long-Lost Jacob Lawrence Painting Located in NYC Home
Just two weeks after a visitor to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art last October discovered a painting from Jacob Lawrence’s series “Struggle: From the History of the American People” from 1954 to 1956 in a neighbor’s living room on the Upper West Side A Woman , who lived in the same neighborhood, drew the facility’s attention to the fact that she also had a painting from the series. As reported in the New York Times this morning, the woman, a nurse, read an article appropriately titled “Lightning Strikes Twice” in a neighborhood bulletin app about the discovery of the first painting and found that there was a job in Your food hung space for decades could also be from the artist. After carefully examining the painting, a gift from her mother-in-law, the surprised owner of the painting discovered that it was apparently panel 28 of the legendary series by Lawrence, a leading modernist painter of the mid-20th century and one of the few blacks Artists of the period gained recognition at the time he was practicing.
She tried to contact the Met but went there herself after receiving no response to her messages. Once inside, she said, “I grabbed a little kid at the information desk in the lobby and said, ‘Listen, nobody’s calling me back. I have this painting. Who do I need to speak to? “At the end of the day, curators Randall Griffey and Sylvia Yount, co-curators of the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, which will be on view at the institution, and the Met’s curator, Isabelle Duvernois, visited her apartment and confirms the authenticity of the work.
The painting, entitled Immigrants from All Countries: 1820 to 1840 – 115,773, which shows a trio of travelers in rich red, gold and brown tones on hardboard, has not been on public display since 1960 and was represented in the exhibition by a blurry black and white reproduction. It will appear in the right place on the series and on the show that traveled to the Seattle Art Museum, where it will be on view from March 5th through May 23rd.