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On View: See Images From 'Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato' Exhibition at Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco

On View: See Images From ‘Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato’ Exhibition at Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco

Installation view of “Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato”   A SURVEY OF WORKS by Oliver Lee Jackson (born 1935) is on view at Rena Bransten Gallery. “Vibrato” features mixed-media paintings, prints, and sculpture dating from the 1980s and 2009 to 2021. Infused with spirit and emotion, Jackson’s powerful abstract pictures are...
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Latest News in Black Art: Simone Leigh Departs Hauser & Wirth, CAAM Names Isabelle Lutterodt Deputy Director, Collectors Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Grace Cover of Architectural Digest & More

Latest News in Black Art: Simone Leigh Departs Hauser & Wirth, CAAM Names Isabelle Lutterodt Deputy Director, Collectors Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Grace Cover of Architectural Digest & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Simone Leigh photographed at Stratton Sculpture Studios, 2020. | © Simone Leigh, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Shaniqwa Jarvis   Repesentation BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST Simone Leigh is departing Hauser & Wirth. ARTnews...
Estate of Terry Adkins Now Represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Influential Artist Developed Singular Practice Rooted in History, Music, and Language

Estate of Terry Adkins Now Represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Influential Artist Developed Singular Practice Rooted in History, Music, and Language

“Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2017   PAUAL COOPER GALLERY announced its representation of Terry Adkins (1953-2014) on Oct. 18. A conceptual artist and musician, Adkins expressed himself through sculpture, sound, video, and printmaking and approached his work as a composer, developing conversational interplays among objects, installations, and...
Auction Record: Pool Painting by British Artist Hurvin Anderson Sells for More Than $10 Million in London, Fifth Most Expensive Artwork by Living Black Artist

Auction Record: Pool Painting by British Artist Hurvin Anderson Sells for More Than $10 Million in London, Fifth Most Expensive Artwork by Living Black Artist

  A LARGE-SCALE SWIMMING POOL PAINTING by Hurvin Anderson set a new artist record in London. “Audition” (1998) sold for more than $10 million ($10,138,261 / 7,369,000 British Pounds) at Christie’s 20th / 21st Century Evening Sale on Oct. 15. Bidding soared far beyond expectations, reaching nearly five times the high estimate ($1,375,798-$2,063,698 / 1,000,000-1,500,000...
Latest News in Black Art: Michaela Yearwood-Dan Joins Marianne Boesky Gallery, Colin Powell Portrait on Display at Smithsonian, Plus Chef Bryant Terry's New Book on Art, Stories, and Recipes & More

Latest News in Black Art: Michaela Yearwood-Dan Joins Marianne Boesky Gallery, Colin Powell Portrait on Display at Smithsonian, Plus Chef Bryant Terry’s New Book on Art, Stories, and Recipes & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   MICHAELA YEARWOOD-DAN, “A conduit for joy,” 2021 (oil, acrylic, ink, gold leaf and swarovski crystals on canvas; Overall: 87 x 141 3/4 inches / 221 x 360 cm; Each Panel: 87 x 70 7/8 inches...
In Nashville, Encyclopedic Museum Exhibition is Showcasing 'Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework' by Sculptor William Edmondson

In Nashville, Encyclopedic Museum Exhibition is Showcasing ‘Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework’ by Sculptor William Edmondson

  THE FIRST MAJOR MUSEUM EXHIBITION of Tennessee-born William Edmondson (c. 1874-1951) in 20 years is on view at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville, Tenn. Known for his stone sculptures, at once roughly rendered and poetic, Edmondson lived and worked in Nashville. Drawing on public and private collections, the show features 20 works from...
Coming Soon: Career-Spanning Survey of Beverly McIver Opens at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in February 2022

Coming Soon: Career-Spanning Survey of Beverly McIver Opens at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in February 2022

  NEARLY 25 YEARS AGO, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presented an emerging artist exhibition dedicated to Beverly McIver, her first-ever solo show. Next year, the Arizona museum plans to revisit the artist’s work with a career-spanning survey chronicling the arc of her ongoing practice. “Beverly McIver: Full Circle” is guest-curated by Kim...
Latest News in Black Art: Frank Bowling Wins Hahn Prize, Deidrea Miller Heading Communications at Christie's Americas, Kellie Jones is New Chair of African American Studies at Columbia & More

Latest News in Black Art: Frank Bowling Wins Hahn Prize, Deidrea Miller Heading Communications at Christie’s Americas, Kellie Jones is New Chair of African American Studies at Columbia & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Guyana-born British painter Frank Bowling won the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize. | Photo by Sacha Bowling   Awards & Honors MUSEUM LUDWIG IN COLOGNE, GERMANY, awarded the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize to Guyana-born British painter...
4 Quilts by Late Northern California Artist Rosie Lee Tompkins Enter Auction Market, Receive Enthusiastic Response

4 Quilts by Late Northern California Artist Rosie Lee Tompkins Enter Auction Market, Receive Enthusiastic Response

  ABSTRACT, INVENTIVE, AND IMPROVISATIONAL, quilts by Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936-2006) are extraordinary works of contemporary art. Tompkins was invested in color, shape, and form; worked with velvet, faux fur, and shimmery fabrics; and despite her singular aesthetic, frequently incorporated traditional quilt patterns into her work, adapting them to her own creative and irregular interpretations....
Latest News in Black Art: Huey P. Newton Sculpture Unveiled, Charisse Pearlina Weston Wins 2021 Burke Prize, DuSable Museum Names Danny Dunson Chief Curator & More

Latest News in Black Art: Huey P. Newton Sculpture Unveiled, Charisse Pearlina Weston Wins 2021 Burke Prize, DuSable Museum Names Danny Dunson Chief Curator & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Fredrika Newton, widow of Huey P. Newton, with bronze sculpture of the Black Panther co-founder. The bust by Oakland artist Dana King was unveiled Oct. 24, in Oakland, Calif. | Screenshot from AP Video  ...
National Gallery of Art Acquires Faith Ringgold's 'Flag is Bleeding' Painting: May Be Museum's 'Most Important Purchase of a Single Work of Contemporary Art' Since 1976

National Gallery of Art Acquires Faith Ringgold’s ‘Flag is Bleeding’ Painting: May Be Museum’s ‘Most Important Purchase of a Single Work of Contemporary Art’ Since 1976

  THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) acquired ““The American People Series #18: The Flag is Bleeding” (1976), a major painting by Faith Ringgold that makes a powerful political statement about American democracy and racism. The iconic painting was acquired directly from the collection of the artist with funds gifted by the Glenstone Foundation and...
On View: Tyler Mitchell's First Solo Exhibition at Jack Shainman is Spread Across Gallery's Two Chelsea Locations in New York

On View: Tyler Mitchell’s First Solo Exhibition at Jack Shainman is Spread Across Gallery’s Two Chelsea Locations in New York

“Connective Tissue” (2021) by Tyler Mitchell   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE PASTORAL AMERICAN SOUTH conjures complex histories, emotions, and experiences for Black people. Family traditions and connections to the land are tempered by racial terror and generational discrimination. Tyler Mitchell focuses nearly exclusively on the blissful moments and the power...
Auction Record: 3 Ernie Barnes Paintings Exceed $100K for First Time, Plus Bob Thompson and 'White Male For Sale'

Auction Record: 3 Ernie Barnes Paintings Exceed $100K for First Time, Plus Bob Thompson and ‘White Male For Sale’

  THREE 1970s PAINTINGS by Ernie Barnes (1938-2009) sold for more than $100,000 each on Oct. 1, marking the first time a work by Barnes sold for more than six figures at auction. Two of the paintings sold for nearly $300,000 each. The results were more than three times the artist’s previous record and set...
Studio Museum in Harlem Names 2021-22 Artists-in-Residence: Cameron Granger, Jacob Mason-Macklin, and Qualeasha Wood

Studio Museum in Harlem Names 2021-22 Artists-in-Residence: Cameron Granger, Jacob Mason-Macklin, and Qualeasha Wood

  THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM has thrown its support behind three promising new artists working across diverse disciplines. The museum announced the selection of Cameron Granger, Jacob Mason-Macklin, and Qualeasha Wood as 2021-22 artists-in-residence. The group is the latest to participate in the germinal program, which has provided material and institutional support to artists...
Pioneering Photographer Ming Smith is Now Represented by Nicola Vassell Gallery

Pioneering Photographer Ming Smith is Now Represented by Nicola Vassell Gallery

  TWO POWERFUL, TRAILBLAZING WOMEN are joining forces. Nicola Vassell Gallery in New York announced the representation of Ming Smith on Friday. Smith joins the Black-owned gallery having established a groundbreaking photography practice over the last 50 years. In May, Vassell inaugurated her gallery with a solo exhibition of the Harlem-based artist. “Ming Smith: Evidence”...
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 to April in anticipation of...
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

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   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...