By Ula Ilnytzky
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK (AP)_ The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is heading to a New York City auction this month.
Among the highlights of the Sept. 15 Swann Galleries sale is a painted story quilt that hung in Angelou’s Harlem home.
It depicts Angelou surrounded by flowers and excerpts from some of her writings. It’s an acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border that’s expected to bring $150,000 to $250,000.
The nearly 50 works are being offered for sale by Angelou’s estate. They’re expected to fetch $400,000 to $640,000.
Angelou died last year at age 86.