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New York: 10 Gallery Exhibitions Feature Works by Artists Fred Eversley, Bob Thompson, Mark Bradford, Lisa Corinne Davis, Kehinde Wiley, Zéh Palito & More

New York: 10 Gallery Exhibitions Feature Works by Artists Fred Eversley, Bob Thompson, Mark Bradford, Lisa Corinne Davis, Kehinde Wiley, Zéh Palito & More

  NEW YORK CITY GALLERIES are currently showcasing works by a spectrum of Black artists, including art stars Mark Bradford and Kehinde Wiley and emerging figures Uman and Zéh Palito. Two surveys of Bob Thompson (1937-1966) and important presentations of sculptor Fred Eversley, 82, and painter Richard Mayhew, 99, are also on view.   BOB...
Auction Record: Henry Taylor's Epic Painting 'From Congo to the Capital, and Black Again' Sells For Nearly $2.5 Million

Auction Record: Henry Taylor’s Epic Painting ‘From Congo to the Capital, and Black Again’ Sells For Nearly $2.5 Million

  SHORTLY AFTER HE ARRIVED IN PARIS in 2007, Henry Taylor made an epic painting on a wood shipping crate panel. In a moment of inspiration, he painted a riff on Pablo Picasso’s celebrated “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” (1907), replacing the artist’s white figures, five female nudes, with images of Black women. A comment on Picasso’s...
In Recognition: Ebony G. Patterson's Multifaceted Practice Taps Beauty of Botanical World to Start Conversations About Visibility, Violence, and Survival

In Recognition: Ebony G. Patterson’s Multifaceted Practice Taps Beauty of Botanical World to Start Conversations About Visibility, Violence, and Survival

Artist Ebony G. Patterson. | Photo by Frank Ishaman   ATTENDING ART SCHOOL in Jamaica, Ebony G. Patterson made a “classically inclined” painting that she didn’t love. Her undergraduate professor recognized that she was struggling and asked her why she was pursuing the medium in that style. “Ebony, is this really what you want to...
Latest News in Black Art: David Hammons Documentary Debuted in New York, MICA Commencement Speakers, Alteronce Gumby Film About Color, Black Lunch Table & More

Latest News in Black Art: David Hammons Documentary Debuted in New York, MICA Commencement Speakers, Alteronce Gumby Film About Color, Black Lunch Table & More

  Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture. Highlights from the week of April 30 include: David Hammons documentary, Howard University’s next president, MICA commencement speakers, Black Lunch Table & more   FILMS | Trailer for “The Melt Goes on Forever: The Art and Times...
Daniel Lind-Ramos Gives Voice to Black Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean Communities Through Monumental Assemblage Works

Daniel Lind-Ramos Gives Voice to Black Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean Communities Through Monumental Assemblage Works

DANIEL LIND-RAMOS (b. 1953), Installation view of “Baño de María (Bain-marie/The Cleansing),” 2018–2022, MoMA PS1, Queens, N.Y. | Photo by Steven Paneccasio   THE MONUMENTAL SCULPTURES of Puerto Rican artist Daniel Lind-Ramos are formed with everyday objects of personal and cultural significance. Using a visual language all his own, Lind-Ramos tells stories. He works with...
Ficre Ghebreyesus's Compositions Explore War, Displacement, Notions of Home: 'When I Started Painting… The Pieces That Flowed Out of Me Were Very Painful and Direct'

Ficre Ghebreyesus’s Compositions Explore War, Displacement, Notions of Home: ‘When I Started Painting… The Pieces That Flowed Out of Me Were Very Painful and Direct’

Installation view of “Ficre Ghebreyesus: I Believe We Are Lost,” Galerie Lelong, New York, N.Y. (March 30-May 6, 2023). | © The Estate of Ficre Ghebreyesus, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., Photo by Jon Cancro   AFRICA, EUROPE, AMERICA. Ficre Ghebreyesus (1962-2012) lived across the globe. Born in Asmara, Eritrea, he left his home country...
Coming Soon: First Traveling Exhibition of Harmonia Rosales is Headed to Spelman College Museum, Her Paintings Explore Grand Narratives of Creation and Tragedy

Coming Soon: First Traveling Exhibition of Harmonia Rosales is Headed to Spelman College Museum, Her Paintings Explore Grand Narratives of Creation and Tragedy

  AS SUMMER COMES TO A CLOSE and the fall semester beckons, the campus museum at Spelman College will be transformed into a temple of sorts when spiritual images by Harmonia Rosales are displayed throughout its galleries. Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based Rosales is of Afro-Cuban and Jewish Jamaican heritage, a milieu that informs her perspective and...
Ryan N. Dennis is Joining Contemporary Arts Museum Houston as  Senior Curator and Director of Public Initiatives

Ryan N. Dennis is Joining Contemporary Arts Museum Houston as Senior Curator and Director of Public Initiatives

  CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON (CAMH) announced Ryan N. Dennis is joining its curatorial team as senior curator and director of public initiatives. The appointment is a homecoming. Dennis was born in Houston, educated at the University of Houston, where she has also taught, and spent more than half of her burgeoning curatorial career in...
Barbara Walker Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, Recognized for Series of Portrait Drawings Dedicated to Windrush Scandal

Barbara Walker Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, Recognized for Series of Portrait Drawings Dedicated to Windrush Scandal

  FOUR ARTISTS SHORTLISTED for the Turner Prize 2023 were announced today by Tate Britain. Jesse Darling, Ghislaine Leung, Rory Pilgrim and Barbara Walker are under consideration for the UK’s top visual art prize. The winner will be named on Dec. 5. Each year, the Turner Prize recognizes British artists for exceptional exhibitions or presentations...
Closely Watched Painter Cy Gavin Joined Gagosian Following Solo Debut with Gallery

Closely Watched Painter Cy Gavin Joined Gagosian Following Solo Debut with Gallery

CY GAVIN, “Untitled (Paths, crossing – blue),” 2022 (acrylic and vinyl on canvas, 86 x 136 inches (218.4 x 345.4 cm). | © Cy Gavin. Photo by Rob McKeever, Courtesy Gagosian   FOLLOWING HIS SOLO DEBUT with Gagosian in New York, Cy Gavin (b. 1985) is now represented globally by the gallery. Gavin produces large-scale...
39 Artists Selected for Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. Biennial, Including Septuagenarians Akinsanya Kambon and Teresa Tolliver

39 Artists Selected for Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. Biennial, Including Septuagenarians Akinsanya Kambon and Teresa Tolliver

Announcement video for the sixth edition of Made in L.A. lists the 39 artists selected for the 2023 biennial. | Video by Hammer Museum   THE HAMMER MUSEUM announced 39 artists and collectives selected to participate in its forthcoming Made in L.A. biennial, including Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, Emmanuel Louisnord Desir, Akinsanya Kambon, Dominique Moody, Devin Reynolds,...
Winfred Rembert's Painful Memories of Jim Crow South Produced Powerful Images: 'Nobody Else Was Putting Their History or Their Life Story on Leather'

Winfred Rembert’s Painful Memories of Jim Crow South Produced Powerful Images: ‘Nobody Else Was Putting Their History or Their Life Story on Leather’

Patsy Rembert walks through Winfred Rembert’s exhibition at Hauser & Wirth and shares what motivated her husband to start painting his life story on leather. | Video by Hauser & Wirth   THE WHITE CUBE GALLERIES of Hauser & Wirth on the Upper East Side of New York stand in stark contrast to the vivid...
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery Now Represents British Painter Shaqúelle Whyte

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery Now Represents British Painter Shaqúelle Whyte

  A RISING YOUNG ARTIST, Shaqúelle Whyte has joined Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London. Employing mood-defining palettes and expressive brushstrokes, Whyte makes dramatic paintings with contemplative subjects whose facial expressions we rarely see. Still in graduate school, the British painter has garnered significant attention. Pippy Houldsworth Gallery will present his first solo exhibition with the...
President Biden Appointed Queens Museum Head Curator Lauren Haynes to White House Preservation Committee

President Biden Appointed Queens Museum Head Curator Lauren Haynes to White House Preservation Committee

  PRESIDENT BIDEN APPOINTED 13 MEMBERS to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, including Lauren Haynes, director of curatorial affairs and programs at the Queens Museum in New York. The advisory committee is primarily composed of citizens selected by the President based on their expertise and scholarship in the areas of historic...
Among Titans and Icons, Artists El Anatsui and Simone Leigh Make Time100 List of World's Most Influential People

Among Titans and Icons, Artists El Anatsui and Simone Leigh Make Time100 List of World’s Most Influential People

Artist El Anatsui. | Courtesy the artist, October Gallery and Jack Shainman Gallery   THE NEW TIME100 LIST is out today and three visual artists are among the honorees: El Anatsui, Simone Leigh, and Wolfgang Tillmans. The annual list pays tribute to an international slate of newsmakers and groundbreakers who are among the most influential...
In Memoriam: Artists, Curators, and Friends Reflect on Life and Work of Master Printer Lou Stovall: An 'Outstanding Fine Artist' and 'Heartbeat of Washington, D.C., Art Scene'

In Memoriam: Artists, Curators, and Friends Reflect on Life and Work of Master Printer Lou Stovall: An ‘Outstanding Fine Artist’ and ‘Heartbeat of Washington, D.C., Art Scene’

Lou Stovall (1937-2023) at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., 2018. | Copyright © 2018 Freed Photography Inc., All Rights Reserved   LOU STOVALL (1937-2023) PUT WASHINGTON, D.C., on the printmaking map. In 1968, he established Workshop Inc., a silkscreen studio designed to “reach new audiences, connect with political movements, and create opportunities for a...
Lou Stovall's Studio Assistants Share Fond Memories of Working With the Master Printer: 'We Lost One of the Best Silkscreen Artists in the World'

Lou Stovall’s Studio Assistants Share Fond Memories of Working With the Master Printer: ‘We Lost One of the Best Silkscreen Artists in the World’

Lou Stovall working at his drawing table at Workshop Inc., Dupont Center, 1969. | Courtesy Lou Stovall Workshop     LOU STOVALL’S WORKSHOP INC., was a thriving creative enterprise for half a century. Two years after he graduated from Howard University, Stovall established the silkscreen studio in Washington, D.C. The year was 1968. Initially, he...
Culture Type: The Month in Black Art, Here's What Happened in March 2023

Culture Type: The Month in Black Art, Here’s What Happened in March 2023

  Highlights of March news and announcements include Brooke A. Minto’s appointment to lead Columbus Museum of Art, passing of artist and master printer Lou Stovall, Derrick Adams joining Gagosian gallery, Colette Veasey-Cullors named dean of International Center of Photography School, plus awards for Carrie Mae Weems, Adrian Piper, Faith Ringgold, and Sharon Farmer  ...
11 Los Angeles-Area Museum Exhibitions Are Showcasing Works By a Spectrum of Black Artists: Henry Taylor, Helen Cammock, Milford Graves, Kenturah Davis & More

11 Los Angeles-Area Museum Exhibitions Are Showcasing Works By a Spectrum of Black Artists: Henry Taylor, Helen Cammock, Milford Graves, Kenturah Davis & More

  From San Marino to Downtown L.A., Leimert Park and Long Beach, Los Angeles-area museums are showcasing the work of emerging, mid-career, and historic Black artists. Among the expansive offerings are Afro-Atlantic Histories, a survey of five centuries of art; a Njideka Akunyili Crosby show organized by Hilton Als; the first U.S. exhibition of Turner...
Black Art Auction Selling Iconic Work by Varnette P. Honeywood on April 6

Black Art Auction Selling Iconic Work by Varnette P. Honeywood on April 6

On April 6, Varnette P. Honeywood’s iconic painting, ‘Birthday,’ will come to the auction block at BLACK ART AUCTION. ‘BIRTHDAY’ WAS PAINTED IN 1974, and the image was seen each week from 1984 to 1992 on the set of The Cosby Show, in the Huxtable family living room, hanging on the wall behind the sofa...