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An exploration of black art through vintage and contemporary books, magazines and catalogs, Culture Type shares invaluable interestingness culled from the published record on black art.
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Culture Talk: Swann's Nigel Freeman on Early African American Art

Culture Talk: Swann’s Nigel Freeman on Early African American Art

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ART MARKET experienced a sea change seven years ago when Swann Auction Galleries began dedicating sales to African American fine art. Few auction records existed for African American artists at the time. Most sales were handled privately by galleries and dealers, making values hard to discern because prices were not disclosed to...
Culture Talk: Lorna Simpson on Capturing the Cast of '12 Years a Slave' for W Magazine

Culture Talk: Lorna Simpson on Capturing the Cast of ’12 Years a Slave’ for W Magazine

RACE, IDENTITY, MEMORY AND HISTORY figure prominently in Lorna Simpson‘s practice, making her a natural choice for W magazine which reached out to the photographer to capture the cast of the Oscar-nominated “12 Years a Slave.” Even before it debuted in theaters, major buzz surrounded British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen’s film. Critics and historians...