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Auction Record: Alma Thomas's 1969 Vision of 'Spring Flowers' Yields More Than $300K

Auction Record: Alma Thomas’s 1969 Vision of ‘Spring Flowers’ Yields More Than $300K

  PAINTED NEARLY 50 YEARS AGO, Alma Thomas‘s ode to “Spring Flowers in Washington D.C.” set an artist record yesterday, topping more than $300,000 at Los Angeles Modern Auctions. Grounded in pink, the mesmerizing square canvas is a rhythmic composition of pattern and color. Nearly four hours after the Modern Art & Design Auction started...
Backstory: Half a Century Ago, a California College Student Visited Alma Thomas in Washington and Bought a Major Painting

Backstory: Half a Century Ago, a California College Student Visited Alma Thomas in Washington and Bought a Major Painting

ALMA THOMAS, “Spring Flowers in Washington D.C. (1969) is being offered at LA Modern Auctions on March 5.   IN A HANDWRITTEN LETTER, Alma Thomas (1891-1978) thanked an aspiring young African American physician for sending his final payment to purchase one of her paintings. The California college student visited Thomas’s studio in 1969 and decided...