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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...
Los Angeles: 5 New Gallery Exhibitions are Dedicated to Artists Lorna Simpson, Betye Saar, Amoako Boafo, June Edmonds, and Rashid Johnson

Los Angeles: 5 New Gallery Exhibitions are Dedicated to Artists Lorna Simpson, Betye Saar, Amoako Boafo, June Edmonds, and Rashid Johnson

  LOS ANGELES GALLERIES are brimming with new exhibitions featuring new works by prominent Black artists. The intergenerational slate includes Amoako Boafo, June Edmonds, Rashid Johnson, Lorna Simpson, and Betye Saar, all of whom have coinciding museum exhibitions and public art projects at a variety of venues nationwide.   LORNA SIMPSON, “Recurring,” 2021 (ink and...
Expanding the Legacy of Noah Davis, Underground Museum Announces Inaugural Winners of Curatorial Prize Named for Artist

Expanding the Legacy of Noah Davis, Underground Museum Announces Inaugural Winners of Curatorial Prize Named for Artist

  THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM (UM) in Los Angeles announced three recipients of the new Noah Davis Prize today. Curators Candice Hopkins, Jamillah James, and Thomas Jean Lax are the inaugural winners of the prize. Each will receive $25,000 and participate in a curatorial symposium at the museum in spring 2022. Supported by the Chanel Culture...
Latest News in Black Art: Storm King Center Commissions Martin Puryear Sculpture, Mellon-Funded Report Assesses U.S. Monuments, Rashod Taylor Wins Arnold Newman Photography Prize & More

Latest News in Black Art: Storm King Center Commissions Martin Puryear Sculpture, Mellon-Funded Report Assesses U.S. Monuments, Rashod Taylor Wins Arnold Newman Photography Prize & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Scale model of Martin Puryear’s permanent commission for Storm King Art Center. | © Martin Puryear Studio. Photo by SandenWolff   Commissions Storm King Art Center commissioned Martin Puryear to create a site-specific sculpture for...
On View: 'Robert Pruitt: To Control the Universe' at Salon 94 in New York

On View: ‘Robert Pruitt: To Control the Universe’ at Salon 94 in New York

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE EMPOWERING ELEMENTS of the super natural and extra-human possibility thread Robert Pruitt‘s figurative portraits. For his latest exhibition, Pruitt is presenting 11 “heroically-scaled” drawings. “Robert Pruitt: To Control the Universe” is inspired by James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village.” The title of the exhibition references...
Latest News in Black Art: New Gallery Representation for Artists Rick Lowe, Steffani Jemison, and Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu, Plus Jordan Carter Named Curator at Dia Art Foundation & More

Latest News in Black Art: New Gallery Representation for Artists Rick Lowe, Steffani Jemison, and Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu, Plus Jordan Carter Named Curator at Dia Art Foundation & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Representation Houston, Texas-based artist Rick Lowe (right) is now represented by Gagosian. His first solo exhibition with the gallery is planned for fall 2022 at Gagosian New York. The founder of Project Row Houses in...
Paintings by Gerald Lovell Featured in 'Really Love,' Netflix Film Stars Kofi Siriboe as Artist Struggling to Find His Voice

Paintings by Gerald Lovell Featured in ‘Really Love,’ Netflix Film Stars Kofi Siriboe as Artist Struggling to Find His Voice

  THE MAIN CHARACTER in the Netflix movie “Really Love” is an artist who makes heavily impastoed portraits, candid scenes of everyday life. Kofi Siriboe of “Queen Sugar” stars in the love story as Isaiah. The paintings attributed to his character in the film were actually created by artist Gerald Lovell. Chicago-born, Atlanta-based Lovell is...
MacArthur Foundation Announced 2021 Fellows, Including Artists Jordan Casteel and Daniel Lind-Ramos, Curators Nicole Fleetwood and Jacqueline Stewart

MacArthur Foundation Announced 2021 Fellows, Including Artists Jordan Casteel and Daniel Lind-Ramos, Curators Nicole Fleetwood and Jacqueline Stewart

  THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION in Chicago announced a new class of fellows today, 25 visionaries who help us “reimagine what’s possible.” Talented change makers in the visual arts are represented among 2021 MacArthur Fellows, including Nicole R. Fleetwood, who is known for her groundbreaking exhibition and book project, “Marking Time: Art in the Age of...
New York: 5 Gallery Exhibitions Explore Work of Artists Dawoud Bey, Mickalene Thomas, John Akomfrah, Zanele Muholi, and Calida Rawles

New York: 5 Gallery Exhibitions Explore Work of Artists Dawoud Bey, Mickalene Thomas, John Akomfrah, Zanele Muholi, and Calida Rawles

  CURRENTLY ON VIEW IN NEW YORK, London-based John Akomfrah is presenting a new film project he’s been continuously working on since March 2020 at Lisson Gallery. It’s an “archive of today, made in real-time.” Inaugural solo exhibitions of Chicago photographer Dawoud Bey and Los Angeles artist Calida Rawles are featured at Sean Kelly and...