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Amoako Boafo is Latest Young Black Artist to Make Major Auction Debut

Amoako Boafo is Latest Young Black Artist to Make Major Auction Debut

  A RECENT PAINTING by Amoako Boafo portrays a woman with gray hair gathered on top of her head in a loose Afro puff. She’s lounging on a pool float, wearing a white one-piece bathing suit covered with a leafy lemon print. Her lips are red and a pair of sunglasses shields her eyes from...
Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2019

Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2019

  ONCE RELEGATED TO THE MARGINS, artists of African descent continued to migrate toward the center of the art world in 2019, claiming space on just about every front as the decade came to a close. Black contemporary artists won many of the year’s most prestigious and lucrative international art prizes. They shared their work...
Latest News in African American Art: Duro Olowu x Estée Lauder, Smithsonian Keeping Sackler Name, Maya Angelou Murals, Where Are the Critics of Color? & More

Latest News in African American Art: Duro Olowu x Estée Lauder, Smithsonian Keeping Sackler Name, Maya Angelou Murals, Where Are the Critics of Color? & More

  The following review presents a snapshot of the recent news in African American art and related black culture:   Duro Olowu is Collaborating with Estée Lauder on a New Makeup Collection Known for his kaleidoscopic prints, British fashion designer Duro Olowu worked with Estée Lauder on a new makeup collection. “I love mixing unusual...
Amoako Boafo's First Exhibition at Roberts Projects in Los Angeles Centers Black Subjectivity

Amoako Boafo’s First Exhibition at Roberts Projects in Los Angeles Centers Black Subjectivity

  “Yellow Turtleneck” (2018) by Amoako Boafo   AFTER MOVING TO VIENNA, Amoako Boafo began a new portrait series. The work grew less out of inspiration and more out of motivation. Ghanaian-born Boafo found the Austrian capital generally unreceptive to black people and the art scene was just as challenging. The portrait series served as...
Black Art History: 17 Exhibition 'Firsts' Happening This February

Black Art History: 17 Exhibition ‘Firsts’ Happening This February

  BLACK HISTORY MONTH coincides with a number museum and gallery exhibitions marking new milestones for African American artists. On-the-rise talents such as Jordan Casteel, Eric N. Mack, and Amy Sherald are presenting their first major solo museum exhibitions this month. Nari Ward and Kevin Beasley are having their first New York museum shows. Mid-career...