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Weavin Sunshine

Annie Lee
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A rare work of art by Annie Lee titled Weavin' Sunshine that depicts an African American woman weaving baskets from her porch in the deep south. Created in Annie Lee's unique style that is known as "Black Americana".  

The basketweaving tradition can be traced back to West Africa. In the antebellum South enslaved Africans used the baskets as winnowing fans to separate the rice seed and chaff and to hold household goods. Basketweaving was a valuable skill in the old south.

Giclee on Canvas. Measures 15x19 inches (paper size) and 12x16 inches (image size). Ships unstretched and rolled in a tube. Open edition.

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Description

A rare work of art by Annie Lee titled Weavin' Sunshine that depicts an African American woman weaving baskets from her porch in the deep south. Created in Annie Lee's unique style that is known as "Black Americana".  

The basketweaving tradition can be traced back to West Africa. In the antebellum South enslaved Africans used the baskets as winnowing fans to separate the rice seed and chaff and to hold household goods. Basketweaving was a valuable skill in the old south.

Giclee on Canvas. Measures 15x19 inches (paper size) and 12x16 inches (image size). Ships unstretched and rolled in a tube. Open edition.

Specs.
Edition Open Edition
Framed Unframed
Height 15 inches
Length 19 inches
Medium Giclee on Canvas
SKU lee-sunshine
Year Released 1996
Annie Lee
Ever since taking the art world by storm during her first gallery show in 1985 at the age of 50, where her artwork sold out in just four hours, Annie Lee has been a central and celebrated figure in the world of art. Her style was labeled by art commentators as "Black Americana" due to her use of scenes of everyday African American life, the animated emotion of the personalities and two-dimensional figures. Another recognizable and trademark aspect of her is art is the fact that her subjects were often faceless.
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