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The Age of Basquiat: New Books, Important Exhibitions, and Soaring Auction Sales Have Substantiated the Artist's Legacy

The Age of Basquiat: New Books, Important Exhibitions, and Soaring Auction Sales Have Substantiated the Artist’s Legacy

Embed from Getty Images   FASCINATION WITH THE LIFE AND WORK of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) has never really quelled since his death three decades ago. Over the past few years, a crush of exhibitions and catalogs, and soaring auctions sales have further shaped the legacy of Basquiat whose life was cut short by a drug...
Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art - Hamza Walker to Head LAXART, National Medal of Arts Announced

Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art – Hamza Walker to Head LAXART, National Medal of Arts Announced

RETROSPECTIVE is a review of the latest news and happenings related to art by and about people of African descent, with a few nods to culture thrown in. This week, highlights include news that President Obama created a national monument, will honor artists Jack Whitten and Ralph Lemon with the National Medal of Arts, and...
The Year in Black Art 2015: The Newsmakers

The Year in Black Art 2015: The Newsmakers

OVER THE PAST YEAR, a number of black artists and curators have made news on a regular basis, whether for groundbreaking projects and exhibitions, or for earning a significant honor or appointment. These key figures—both established and recently eclipsing emerging status—are not only pushing their own practices and institutions in innovative new directions, they are...
Culture Talk: Franklin Sirmans on Leading the Pérez Art Museum in Miami

Culture Talk: Franklin Sirmans on Leading the Pérez Art Museum in Miami

SIX WEEKS INTO HIS TENURE as director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Franklin Sirmans is adapting to his new role at the museum and new expectations for Art Basel Miami Beach. Previously, as department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), he could duck in...
How Artist Charles Gaines is Influencing the Creative Economy in Los Angeles

How Artist Charles Gaines is Influencing the Creative Economy in Los Angeles

  THE HAMMER MUSEUM is currently presenting “Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989,” the first museum survey of the Los Angeles-based artist’s early work. The exhibition originated at the Studio Museum in Harlem and includes some rare works, previously presumed to be lost, being shown for the first time. The work of Charles Gaines has been acquired...
Shelf Worthy: New Books on Black British Artists, Chris Ofili, Basquiat and More

Shelf Worthy: New Books on Black British Artists, Chris Ofili, Basquiat and More

A SELECTION OF SHELF-WORTHY, COFFEE TABLE-READY books and catalogs published recently that explore black art and artists “The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The Rise of Black Artists” edited by David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Belknap Press, 368 pages) Since 2010, Harvard University Press...
The Week in Black Art | July 26 to Aug. 1, 2014

The Week in Black Art | July 26 to Aug. 1, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD Featuring Franklin Sirmans, Kehinde Wiley, Jacob Lawrence and more Kehinde Wiley Publishes New Catalog of Jamaican Portraits Jamaica is the latest destination on Kehinde Wiley‘s world tour. A master of portraiture, Wiley has traveled to Nigeria, Senegal, Brazil, Israel, Sri Lanka and beyond,...
Art Agenda | June 1-7, 2014

Art Agenda | June 1-7, 2014

MUST-SEE EXHIBITION openings and interesting talks and appearances happening this week in black art: Sunday, June 1, 2014 @ 1 p.m. Franklin Sirmans Discusses Futbol Exhibit at LACMA | Los Angeles Franklin Sirmans, curator of “Futbol: The Beautiful Game” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (at left), is participating in a panel discussion...
Lorna Simpson: Heady Portraits on Paper

Lorna Simpson: Heady Portraits on Paper

THE CLASSIC BLUE matte-finish cover masks the wonder beyond. “Lorna Simpson: Works on Paper” is an enchanting march of portraits. It’s like a year book capturing various eras, page-after-page of watercolor images, painted by an artist with plenty to say. There are graphite, ink and watercolor portraits of women, images of heads with flourishes of...