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Artist List for 2017 Whitney Museum Biennial Includes Henry Taylor, Lyle Ashton Harris, Pope.L, and Deana Lawson

Artist List for 2017 Whitney Museum Biennial Includes Henry Taylor, Lyle Ashton Harris, Pope.L, and Deana Lawson

Clockwise, from left, Deana Lawson, Pope.L, Lyle Ashton Harris, Maya Stovall, and Cauleen Smith (center).   THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART announced 63 individual artists and collectives participating in the museum’s 2017 biennial. Largely informed by the contentious political climate and the socioeconomic issues dividing Americans, the exhibition will explore themes including “formation of...
Kerry James Marshall's 'Mastry' at The Met Headlines Fall Season, 50+ Exhibitions Featuring Black Artists

Kerry James Marshall’s ‘Mastry’ at The Met Headlines Fall Season, 50+ Exhibitions Featuring Black Artists

Kerry James Marshall’s retrospective, featuring “Untitled (Studio), opens at The Met Breuer Oct. 25.   THE VISIONARY AND IMAGINATIVE PAINTINGS of Kerry James Marshall are coming to New York. Presenting 35 years of painting, “Mastry” is the largest retrospective of the artist’s work to date. After debuting at MCA Chicago in April, the exhibition opens...
Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art - London Fairs, African and African American Art at Auction

Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art – London Fairs, African and African American Art at Auction

RETROSPECTIVE is a review of the latest news and happenings related to visual art by and about people of African descent, with the occasional nod to cultural matters. This week, highlights include news from Frieze London and the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair; sales of African and African American art at auctions in New York,...
At Christie's Auction, Henry Taylor Painting of Historic Track Star Sets Record for Artist

At Christie’s Auction, Henry Taylor Painting of Historic Track Star Sets Record for Artist

  CAPTURING HISTORIC TRACK STAR Alice Coachman in midair, Henry Taylor‘s painting of the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal sold for $149,000 (including fees) yesterday at Christie’s in New York. The price was twice the high estimate and a record at auction for a work by the Los Angeles-based artist, according...
Winter Wonders: 44  Exhibitions Feature Exceptional Works by Black Artists

Winter Wonders: 44 Exhibitions Feature Exceptional Works by Black Artists

  LONG OVERDUE, THE COLORFUL AND EXPRESSIVE abstract works of Alma Thomas (1891-1978), pictured above, are being celebrated with a groundbreaking retrospective at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in upstate New York. This summer, Thomas’s first solo museum exhibition since 2001 will travel to the Studio Museum in Harlem, which is co-organizing the show....
On the Horizon in African American Art: Artists to Watch and Events to Look Forward to in 2016

On the Horizon in African American Art: Artists to Watch and Events to Look Forward to in 2016

WITH A NEW YEAR UNDERWAY and a compelling selection of new books, exhibitions and events on the horizon, here is what to look forward to in African American and African diasporic art—the most-anticipated happenings and artists to watch in 2016:   After spending January at the historic residence of a Mexican muralist, Henry Taylor will...
Recent Covers: Steve McQueen on 'T,' Thelma Golden on 'Cultured,' Lorna Simpson on 'Bookforum,' and More

Recent Covers: Steve McQueen on ‘T,’ Thelma Golden on ‘Cultured,’ Lorna Simpson on ‘Bookforum,’ and More

  THIS SEASON, A VARIETY of magazines feature on their covers some of the most dynamic African American artists (and curator) working today. In addition, the forthcoming issue of the New York Times’s “T” magazine includes Amsterdam-based British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen on one of six covers for its inaugural The Greats issue celebrating...
Henry Taylor Paintings Featured in Sotheby's London Selling Exhibition

Henry Taylor Paintings Featured in Sotheby’s London Selling Exhibition

IN AN ERA WHEN COUNTLESS ARTISTS are creating untitled abstract and conceptual work, there is a certain satisfaction in viewing paintings by artists who not only remain fixated on figures, but also relish the art of naming their canvases. Henry Taylor‘s title choices are often as blunt, cheeky and colorful as his images. “Walking with...
Frieze Magazine Asks Henry Taylor and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye About Painting

Frieze Magazine Asks Henry Taylor and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye About Painting

LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE FINDS PAINTING “DIFFICULT.” Critically recognized for her moody-hued paintings of people who sprout from her imagination (above), the British artist says the challenge is a good thing. “I paint because I love doing it and because I never stop finding it difficult,” she told Frieze magazine. “I always feel like I’m trying to...
The Week in Black Art | May 10-16, 2014

The Week in Black Art | May 10-16, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD Featuring Yams Collective, Thomas J. Lax, Christian Rosa and contemporary auction results Yams Collective Pulls Out of Whitney Biennial As the final days of the Whitney Biennial approach, a race-related kerfuffle has emerged. The Yams, (shown above) a collective of 38 mostly black...