Welcome to Culture Type®

A blog focused on visual art from a Black perspective, Culture Type explores the intersection of art, history, and culture

Posts tagged "David Zwirner"
Joining David Zwirner as a Director, Ebony L. Haynes Will Launch a New Gallery Space With an All-Black Staff

Joining David Zwirner as a Director, Ebony L. Haynes Will Launch a New Gallery Space With an All-Black Staff

THE LATEST HIRE at David Zwirner negotiated a sweet deal. Ebony L. Haynes is joining the gallery as a director and she is launching her own exhibition program in a new stand-alone space in Manhattan. Expected to open in spring 2021, the location of the gallery and inaugural exhibition will be announced in the coming...
Kyla McMillan is Joining David Zwirner Gallery as a Director Focused on Artist Management and Sales

Kyla McMillan is Joining David Zwirner Gallery as a Director Focused on Artist Management and Sales

DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY has hired Kyla McMillan as a director. The gallery has locations in New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong. McMillan will be based in Chelsea (New York) with a portfolio focused on artist management and sales. She begins at David Zwirner Oct. 15. The appointment was first reported today by ARTnews. “I...
As New Coronavirus Spreads, Art Fairs and Galleries Move to Digital Experiences 'In Response to Current Times'

As New Coronavirus Spreads, Art Fairs and Galleries Move to Digital Experiences ‘In Response to Current Times’

  PUBLIC LIFE has come to a virtual standstill in much of the United States and parts of Europe and Asia, amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Museums and art galleries are closed. Major events are canceled and art fairs are among the casualties. Earlier this month, The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in...
Major Works From the Charles White Archive Make a Rare Appearance in a Selling Exhibition at David Zwirner

Major Works From the Charles White Archive Make a Rare Appearance in a Selling Exhibition at David Zwirner

  NEW YORK, N.Y.—EIGHT-FEET-TALL DRAWINGS by Charles White (1918-1979) are on view in the light-filled, second-floor galleries of David Zwirner in New York. The selling exhibition is a rarity. The four drawings are studies for the figures in a Mary McLeod Bethune mural White completed in 1978 for a Los Angeles public library. The drawings...
Sensational Rise of Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby Now Includes 'Mega-Gallery' Representation With David Zwirner

Sensational Rise of Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby Now Includes ‘Mega-Gallery’ Representation With David Zwirner

  DAVID ZWIRNER HAS ADDED Njideka Akunyili Crosby to its roster of more than 75 artists, including Kerry James Marshall, Stan Douglas, Chris Ofili, and the estate of Roy DeCarava. The gallery is representing Akunyili Crosby in New York and Hong Kong. She will continue to work with Victoria Miro in London and Venice. Arguably...
David Zwirner Announced its Worldwide Representation of the Roy DeCarava Estate

David Zwirner Announced its Worldwide Representation of the Roy DeCarava Estate

  THE ESTATE OF AMERICAN ARTIST Roy DeCarava (1919–2009) is now represented worldwide by David Zwirner gallery. DeCarava trained as a painter and draftsman, before dedicating his career to photography in the mid-1940s. Through his lens, images of modern life in New York City were defined by light and shadow. The photographer’s best-known project is...
Crystal Bridges Museum Announces Acquisition of Harlem Portrait by Alice Neel

Crystal Bridges Museum Announces Acquisition of Harlem Portrait by Alice Neel

  CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM of American Art is adding to its collection. The Bentonville, Ark., institution announced the acquisition of a 1964 painting by Alice Neel (1900-1984) that portrays actor and civil rights activist Hugh Hurd (1925-1995), who lived in Spanish Harlem. The museum told Culture Type the painting was acquired from David Zwirner Gallery...
Keeping Up with Contemporary Art Star Oscar Murillo

Keeping Up with Contemporary Art Star Oscar Murillo

  IN AN INFORMATIVE AND INSIGHTFUL new profile of Oscar Murillo, New York magazine likens the 28-year-old artist’s meteoric rise to the current state of the contemporary art world. A few years ago, the black Colombian-born artist was doing janitorial work in the UK where he earned a master’s degree at the Royal College of...
'Afro Margins' by Chris Ofili Featured on New 'Art in America' Cover

‘Afro Margins’ by Chris Ofili Featured on New ‘Art in America’ Cover

THE LATEST ISSUE OF ART IN AMERICA is covered with a series of vertically stacked afros. The image is a detail of “Afro Margins,” a 2007 pencil drawing by Trinidad-based artist Chris Ofili. The work is part of a series Ofili began in 2004 in London and continued when he moved to Trinidad in 2005...
Black Artists Join Powerhouse Galleries

Black Artists Join Powerhouse Galleries

  ART CRITIC JERRY SALTZ recently expressed his frustration with Gagosian, Pace, Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner galleries in New York magazine, describing the four mega dealers as overwhelming behemoths causing much consternation in the art world. In the course of breaking down the situation, one of his most fascinating anecdotes involved artist Mark...