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    KELLY FEARING (b. 1918)
    Circus Tent with a Row of Hopeful Outsiders, 1939
    Watercolor on paper
    16-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches (41.9 x 52.1 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right
    Titled verso

    The date was 1939. The place was Ruston, Louisiana. The circus had come to tour, however, segregation was in effect. Separate but not equal.

    Kelly Fearing catches a poignant moment. Several of the town's black inhabitants are outside looking in. It is only from the outside, through an opening in the side of the tent, that they are allowed to view the wonders within.

    Provenance:
    Kelly Fearing



    Condition Report*: Excellent condition. New frame in excellent condition.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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