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Showcasing Works by Bob Thompson, Benny Andrews, and Robert Colescott, Here's What Michael Rosenfeld Gallery's Frieze New York Booth Would've Looked Like

Showcasing Works by Bob Thompson, Benny Andrews, and Robert Colescott, Here’s What Michael Rosenfeld Gallery’s Frieze New York Booth Would’ve Looked Like

  THE ARCHITECTURAL MODEL envisions what might have been. A large-scale painting by Bob Thompson (1937-1966) dominates an expansive wall on the exterior of the art fair booth. Painted three years before the artist’s death at age 28, “The Golden Ass” (1963) is a complex entanglement of silhouetted human and animal figures rendered in a...
Frieze New York: Booth Prizes Go to Galleries Showing Works by Photographer Ming Smith and Artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Frieze New York: Booth Prizes Go to Galleries Showing Works by Photographer Ming Smith and Artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase

From left, Gallery owner Karen Jenkins-Johnson and Ming Smith surrounded by Smith’s photographs displayed at the Jenkins Johnson booth at Frieze New York. | Photo by Victoria L. Valentine   GALLERIES DISPLAYING WORKS by African American artists won both booth prizes at the latest edition of Frieze New York. Presenting works by pioneering photographer Ming...
Scenes From Frieze New York: A Look at African American Art Throughout the Fair

Scenes From Frieze New York: A Look at African American Art Throughout the Fair

  NEW YORK, N.Y.— Frieze New York opens to the public today in Randall’s Island Park and runs through May 5. The eighth edition of the art fair features nearly 200 galleries from 26 countries. This year, there are plenty of opportunities to experience African American art and works by an international slate of black...
Frieze New York: Franklin Sirmans is Channeling Just Above Midtown Gallery and the Pioneering Vision of Linda Goode Bryant

Frieze New York: Franklin Sirmans is Channeling Just Above Midtown Gallery and the Pioneering Vision of Linda Goode Bryant

  JUST ABOVE MIDTOWN (JAM) was a solution to a problem. Linda Goode Bryant founded the New York City art gallery in 1974. When the city’s museums and art galleries were less than welcoming to black artists, Bryant didn’t see the point in protesting or advocating for inclusion. Why beg to be recognized, she thought,...
The Week in African American Art: Designer Gail Anderson Recognized by Cooper Hewitt, Artist Kapwani Kiwanga Presents Frieze Commission & More

The Week in African American Art: Designer Gail Anderson Recognized by Cooper Hewitt, Artist Kapwani Kiwanga Presents Frieze Commission & More

Gail Anderson of New York received the Cooper Hewitt Design Award for Lifetime Achievement. | Photo by Declan Van Welie; Paris-based Kapwani Kiwanga won the first Frieze Artist Award in New York. | Photo by Bertille-Chérot   The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African...
What to See at Frieze New York: Don't Miss New Paintings by Lorna Simpson, Works by Barbara Chase-Riboud and Kevin Beasley

What to See at Frieze New York: Don’t Miss New Paintings by Lorna Simpson, Works by Barbara Chase-Riboud and Kevin Beasley

Detail of LORNA SIMPSON B”lack & Ice” 2017, on view at Hauser & Wirth, Frieze NY   KNOWN FOR INTRODUCING the latest in today’s contemporary art, Frieze New York this year features both must-see new works and gems from the past. Some of the highlights include focused exhibitions of new paintings by Lorna Simpson at...
Art Agenda | May 4-10, 2014

Art Agenda | May 4-10, 2014

  MUST-SEE EXHIBITION openings and interesting talks and appearances happening this week in black art:   May 7, 2014 @ 1 p.m. Artists Discuss Art and Diplomacy | Washington, D.C. The National Gallery of Art is hosting a panel discussion on the role of artists in international diplomacy. The event is a collaboration with the...