"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have," the incomparable Maya Angelou once said. The iconic American author, poet, dancer, actress -- and artist -- was also an avid art collector. Housing powerful works by figures like Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold and Romare Bearden, Angelou surrounded herself with bold artworks that projected the passion, courage, kindness and dignity she radiated herself.
Following Angelou’s death in 2014, Swann Auction Galleries is auctioning off 44 works from her collection. Beginning Sept. 9, Angelou's legendary collection will be open to the public, as will the priceless history embedded within each of the works. ) In anticipation of the auction, we’ve compiled a preview of our favorite pieces from the collection, along with the rousing words of Ms. Angelou herself. Even if you can’t afford to hang one of Angelou’s pieces in your home, the multimedia works speak volumes even through the computer screen.
Behold, the eternal flame of Maya Angelou, through words and pictures.
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