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Ghanaian Artist Cornelius Annor is Now Represented in Europe by Maruani Mercier Gallery of Brussels

Ghanaian Artist Cornelius Annor is Now Represented in Europe by Maruani Mercier Gallery of Brussels

  MARUANI MERCIER announced its representation of Ghanaian artist Cornelius Annor today. Located in Brussels, Belgium, the gallery will represent Annor in Europe. Earlier this year, he was in residence at The Warehouse, the gallery’s expansive satellite space in Zaventem, Belgium. Next year, Annor will be in residence from February...
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On View: 'Corey Pemberton: Home/Body,' Artist's First West Coast Solo Exhibition at UNREPD in Los Angeles

On View: ‘Corey Pemberton: Home/Body,’ Artist’s First West Coast Solo Exhibition at UNREPD in Los Angeles

  THE PORTRAITS Corey Pemberton makes capture people he knows at home. The artist describes his subjects as “people in his life whose bodies and identities fall outside of the traditional raced, gendered, and sexualized boundaries of ordinariness.” Pemberton’s current exhibition unites these two concerns. His paintings picture people during private moments in safe spaces...
Heritage Auctions Staging Single-Owner Sale of Nearly 100 Works by African American Artists, Including Sargent Johnson, James Lesesne Wells, and Elizabeth Catlett

Heritage Auctions Staging Single-Owner Sale of Nearly 100 Works by African American Artists, Including Sargent Johnson, James Lesesne Wells, and Elizabeth Catlett

  HERITAGE AUCTIONS in Dallas, Texas, is selling a trove of African American art from a private collection next month. The selections include artworks by Elizabeth Catlett, Charles White, Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Mavis Pusey, Emma Amos, and Sam Gilliam. The top lots are “Head of a Youth” (circa 1930s), a terra cotta...
Latest News in Black Art: Ghanaian Artist Atta Kwami Has Died, Julie Mehretu Joins Whitney Museum Board, Bisa Butler Portrait of Questlove Covers New York Times Magazine & More

Latest News in Black Art: Ghanaian Artist Atta Kwami Has Died, Julie Mehretu Joins Whitney Museum Board, Bisa Butler Portrait of Questlove Covers New York Times Magazine & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Atta Kwami, 2019. | Photo: Modern Painters, New Decorators, Courtesy Serpentine Galleries   UK-BASED, GHANAIAN ARTIST and printmaker Atta Kwami (1956-2021) has died. He was 65. Kwami’s paintings, murals, and kiosk sculptures are informed by...
October Openings: 27 U.S. Museum Exhibitions Feature Betye Saar, Conrad Egyir, Jennifer Packer, 'Afro-Atlantic Histories,' Plus Prospect 5 New Orleans, and More

October Openings: 27 U.S. Museum Exhibitions Feature Betye Saar, Conrad Egyir, Jennifer Packer, ‘Afro-Atlantic Histories,’ Plus Prospect 5 New Orleans, and More

  NEW U.S. ART MUSEUM and institutional exhibitions opening in October include solo shows of Conrad Egyir in San Jose, Betye Saar in Miami, Thaddeus Mosley in Baltimore, and Jennifer Packer in New York. A visit to the Phillips Collection will make efficient use of your time, with three must-see shows opening this month—retrospectives of...
New York: 5 Art Gallery Exhibitions Explore Works by McArthur Binion, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Leonardo Drew, and Matthew Angela Harrison

New York: 5 Art Gallery Exhibitions Explore Works by McArthur Binion, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Leonardo Drew, and Matthew Angela Harrison

  CURRENTLY ON VIEW in New York, galleries are presenting solo exhibitions of artists Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, McArthur Binion, Leonardo Drew, and Matthew Angela Harrison. The shows feature all new paintings and sculpture and emerging artists Harrison and Yearwood-Dan are collaborating with Salon 94 and Marianne Boesky galleries, respectively, for the first time....
Meg Onli Appointed Co-Leader of Black-Founded Underground Museum in Los Angeles, Will Serve as Director and Curator

Meg Onli Appointed Co-Leader of Black-Founded Underground Museum in Los Angeles, Will Serve as Director and Curator

THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM in Los Angeles announced the appointment of Meg Onli as director and curator. She joins the museum from the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she served as associate curator. Onli is taking on a co-leadership role at the Black-founded museum with Cristina Pacheco. A...
Latest News in Black Art: David Shrobe Joins Monique Meloche, Sandra Mujinga Wins Top German Art Prize, Jeremy O. Harris and Arthur Jafa Named New Museum Visionaries, Rob Fields Leads Sugar Hill Museum & More

Latest News in Black Art: David Shrobe Joins Monique Meloche, Sandra Mujinga Wins Top German Art Prize, Jeremy O. Harris and Arthur Jafa Named New Museum Visionaries, Rob Fields Leads Sugar Hill Museum & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   From left: DAVID SHROBE, “Riding the Wind’s Back,” 2021 (oil on canvas, acrylic and white charcoal on linen, acrylic and colored pencil on wood, and canvas, silk, suede, wool chambray, canvas, acrylic, and faux suede...
Ernie Barnes Painted From Experience, New York Gallery Exhibition Features Four Decades of Former Pro-Football Player's Images

Ernie Barnes Painted From Experience, New York Gallery Exhibition Features Four Decades of Former Pro-Football Player’s Images

  A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER who became a successful artist, Ernie Barnes (1938-2009) made paintings about what he experienced and what was familiar. His most frequent subjects were African American life in the South, referencing his North Carolina roots, and racially diverse athletes engaged in all manner of sports, from tennis and boxing, to basketball...
David Zwirner is Showing Abstract Paintings by Jesse Murry, Part of Series of Exhibitions Dedicated to Artists Who Died During HIV/AIDS Crisis

David Zwirner is Showing Abstract Paintings by Jesse Murry, Part of Series of Exhibitions Dedicated to Artists Who Died During HIV/AIDS Crisis

Installation view of “Jesse Murry” at David Zwirner, New York   MARKING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issuing its first report about what would become known as AIDS, David Zwirner is presenting More Life, a special series dedicated to artists who died from HIV/AIDS-related ailments during the first two...
On View: 'When You Need Letters for Your Skin,' New Paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami at Victoria Miro in London

On View: ‘When You Need Letters for Your Skin,’ New Paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami at Victoria Miro in London

    On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   VICTORIA MIRO in London is showing nine new paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. “When You Need Letters for Your Skin” is the Hwaami’s first solo exhibition with the gallery since joining the roster in December. Born in Gutu, Zimbabwe, she grew up in South Africa from...
Latest News in Black Art: President Biden Nominates Maria Rosario Jackson to Chair NEA, Claudia Rankine Joins Guggenheim Board, Cherise Smith Wins Smithsonian's Eldredge Book Prize & More

Latest News in Black Art: President Biden Nominates Maria Rosario Jackson to Chair NEA, Claudia Rankine Joins Guggenheim Board, Cherise Smith Wins Smithsonian’s Eldredge Book Prize & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   From left, Poet Claudia Rankine joined the Guggenheim board; Maria Rosario Jackson is President Biden’s nominee to head the National Endowment for the Arts. | Photos: Courtesy Blue Flower Arts; Courtesy Maria Rosario Jackson via...
Two Dozen Lots Featured in Swann African American Art Auction Will Benefit Brandwine Workshop and Archives in Philadelphia

Two Dozen Lots Featured in Swann African American Art Auction Will Benefit Brandwine Workshop and Archives in Philadelphia

  THE FORTHCOMING AFRICAN AMERICAN ART sale at Swann Auction Galleries in New York features a selection of rare prints and a few paintings benefitting the Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA), the printmaking institution in Philadelphia. A handful of works were consigned directly by the artists. Most are sourced from the collection of BWA and...
Auction Record: 'Miss Lovie's Shack' by Beverly Buchanan Reaches $20K at Rago Sale, Plus Marble Busts by Kehinde Wiley

Auction Record: ‘Miss Lovie’s Shack’ by Beverly Buchanan Reaches $20K at Rago Sale, Plus Marble Busts by Kehinde Wiley

  PAINTED RED and constructed of wood and foam core “Miss Lovie’s Shack” (1989) by Beverly Buchanan (1940–2015) set a new auction record for the artist reaching $20,000, including fees. The result far-exceeded the estimate, which was $3,000-$5,000. The sculpture sold at Rago auction house in Lambertville, N.J., where it was featured in the Post-War...
Latest News in Black Art: Veronica Ryan Sculptures Honor UK's Windrush Generation, Addis Fine Art Opening in London, David Adjaye Designing Basquiat Exhibition & More

Latest News in Black Art: Veronica Ryan Sculptures Honor UK’s Windrush Generation, Addis Fine Art Opening in London, David Adjaye Designing Basquiat Exhibition & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   VERONICA RYAN, “Custard Apple (Annonaceae), Breadfruit (Moraceae), and Soursop (Annonaceae),” 2021. | Courtesy the artist, Photo by Andy Keate   Public Art Huge Caribbean fruits and vegetables by British sculptor Veronica Ryan now grace Narrow...
On View: 'Betty Blayton: In Search of Grace' at Mnuchin Gallery in New York Explores Five Decades of Pioneering Abstract Artist

On View: ‘Betty Blayton: In Search of Grace’ at Mnuchin Gallery in New York Explores Five Decades of Pioneering Abstract Artist

Installation view of “Betty Blayton: In Search of Grace”   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE EXHIBITION “In Search of Grace” provides a rare opportunity to explore the work of Betty Blayton (1937-2016) across five decades. Known for her “spiritual abstractions,” Blayton employed poetic palettes and often worked in a tondo format....
On View: Paintings by Alvaro Barrington Focus of New York Gallery Exhibitions in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

On View: Paintings by Alvaro Barrington Focus of New York Gallery Exhibitions in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

Installation view of “Alvaro Barrington: Wave Your Flags: Labor Day”   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   TEAMING UP WITH Black female gallerists, Alvaro Barrington is showing paintings in multiple New York locations. “Alvaro Barrington: Wave Your Flags: Labor Day” is the inaugural presentation of Kyla McMillan‘s Saint George Projects. Featuring nearly 30...