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Overdue: Recognition of Sam Gilliam's Work Continues to Gain Momentum with Auction Record at Christie's

Overdue: Recognition of Sam Gilliam’s Work Continues to Gain Momentum with Auction Record at Christie’s

  FEATURED AMONG HIS CONTEMPORARIES, Sam Gilliam experienced a career milestone on Nov. 11. When his work “Empty,” a riot of color painted in 1972 (shown above), came up for auction, it not only exceeded expectations, it sold for more than 10 times the high estimate. Lot No. 228 at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art...
Prominent African American Artists Break Records at Swann Auction

Prominent African American Artists Break Records at Swann Auction

LAST THURSDAY WAS A HISTORY-MAKING DAY in African American art. Sales results show Swann Auction Galleries recorded $2.36 million in total sales (including fees), four lots sold for more than six figures and, most notably, seven artists achieved record prices. Swann Auction Galleries held its first African American fine art auction of the year on...
U.S. State Dept. Honors Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley for Contributions to Art in Embassies Program

U.S. State Dept. Honors Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley for Contributions to Art in Embassies Program

  THE COLOR-INFUSED CANVASES of Sam Gilliam, un-stretched and un-framed, are suspended from the ceiling of the American embassy in Bamako, Mali. Across the globe, visitors to America’s diplomatic outposts in more than 20 countries have been greeted by the innovative work of the Washington Color School artist. On view from Lima and Rabat to...
W Magazine Concludes 2014 with Coverage of Sam Gilliam, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu and Kevin Beasley

W Magazine Concludes 2014 with Coverage of Sam Gilliam, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu and Kevin Beasley

OFFERING COVERAGE OF ARTS AND CULTURE that rivals its fashion reporting, W magazine has recently trained its lens on several Black artists. In November, articles were published on Sam Gilliam and Rashid Johnson. Though separated by nearly two generations, the artists are closely connected. Both are represented by David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles where...
Ebay Live Auctions Debut with Swann African American Art

Ebay Live Auctions Debut with Swann African American Art

BROWSING EBAY, LOTS FEATURING Hale Woodruff, Alma Thomas, Jacob Lawrence and Kara Walker appear. Better known for selling collectibles, resale designer clothing and used books and magazines, eBay is launching a live bidding product with several New York auction galleries today. An offering of African American Fine Art at Swann Galleries is the debut sale....
The Week in Black Art | May 31-June 6, 2014

The Week in Black Art | May 31-June 6, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD Featuring Dak’Art, Black abstract painters, African American art auctions, Yam Collective and more DAK’ART is winding down after a month of exhibitions and events. Artforum has a dispatch from the oldest biennial in Africa. The U.S. contingent included artists Simone Leigh (shown above,...