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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 Art....
'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 Bradford,...