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Culture Type Gift Guide 2023: Celebrate the Holidays with 50 Great Finds Inspired by Leading African American Artists

Culture Type Gift Guide 2023: Celebrate the Holidays with 50 Great Finds Inspired by Leading African American Artists

THE GRAPHIC QUILT DESIGNS of Gee’s Bend artists inspired a new line of upholstered furniture available exclusively from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Studio Museum in Harlem recently added new items to its Barkley L. Hendricks Collection. Interior designer Sheila Bridges continues to expand the line of products featuring her clever Harlem Toile de...
Sports Agent Rich Paul Advises Athletes to Invest in Art: 'There's More Areas to Park Your Finances Than Clothes, Shoes, and Cars. Those are Depreciating  Assets'

Sports Agent Rich Paul Advises Athletes to Invest in Art: ‘There’s More Areas to Park Your Finances Than Clothes, Shoes, and Cars. Those are Depreciating Assets’

Rich Paul in August, speaking in Invest Fest in Atlanta. | Screenshot from Invest Fest video by Earn Your Leisure   EARLIER THIS YEAR, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced 11 new members were elected to its board of trustees since 2020. The group included Rich Paul, 41, CEO and founder of...
November Exhibitions: 12 Museums Shows Feature African American Artists Betye Saar, Simone Leigh, Dawoud Bey, Charles White, Faith Ringgold, Kehinde Wiley & More

November Exhibitions: 12 Museums Shows Feature African American Artists Betye Saar, Simone Leigh, Dawoud Bey, Charles White, Faith Ringgold, Kehinde Wiley & More

OPENING THIS MONTH, art museums across the United States are presenting the vision and works of a broad array of Black artists—historic figures, mid-career practitioners, and rising talents. Among them are important women artists including Simone Leigh, Betye Saar, Faith Ringgold, Billie Zangewa, Grace Wales Bonner, and Elizabeth Talford Scott (1916-2011). Traveling exhibitions featuring Leigh,...
What to See in U.S. Museums This Summer: 15 Solo Exhibitions Featuring Black Artists - Simone Leigh, James Barnor, Ming Smith, Whitfield Lovell, Gary Simmons & More

What to See in U.S. Museums This Summer: 15 Solo Exhibitions Featuring Black Artists – Simone Leigh, James Barnor, Ming Smith, Whitfield Lovell, Gary Simmons & More

  SOME OF THE SUMMER’S BEST U.S. museum exhibitions are on view beyond the art capitals of New York and Los Angeles. Landmark solo exhibitions of an inter-generational slate of prominent Black artists can be seen in Seattle, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and many cities in between. The first museum survey of photographer Ming Smith is...
New York: 10 Gallery Exhibitions Feature Works by Artists Fred Eversley, Bob Thompson, Mark Bradford, Lisa Corinne Davis, Kehinde Wiley, Zéh Palito & More

New York: 10 Gallery Exhibitions Feature Works by Artists Fred Eversley, Bob Thompson, Mark Bradford, Lisa Corinne Davis, Kehinde Wiley, Zéh Palito & More

  NEW YORK CITY GALLERIES are currently showcasing works by a spectrum of Black artists, including art stars Mark Bradford and Kehinde Wiley and emerging figures Uman and Zéh Palito. Two surveys of Bob Thompson (1937-1966) and important presentations of sculptor Fred Eversley, 82, and painter Richard Mayhew, 99, are also on view.   BOB...
Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Great Finds Inspired by African American Artists, From Barkley L. Hendricks to Faith Ringgold, Henry Taylor, Kehinde Wiley & More

Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Great Finds Inspired by African American Artists, From Barkley L. Hendricks to Faith Ringgold, Henry Taylor, Kehinde Wiley & More

  CRITICALLY RECOGNIZED African American artists are introducing their work to wider audiences through accessible products and design objects sold at museums, galleries, and other outlets. Major exhibitions of Faith Ringgold, Henry Taylor, and Nick Cave this year have inspired skateboard decks, hoodies, boxed note cards, and fine china plates. Artist Kehinde Wiley’s online shop...
Seeing in Texas: From Dallas to Houston and San Antonio, Museums are Showcasing a Spectrum of African American Art

Seeing in Texas: From Dallas to Houston and San Antonio, Museums are Showcasing a Spectrum of African American Art

Detail of “Lonnie Holley: Coming From the Earth” at Dallas Contemporary   FOR HIS FIRST EXHIBITION IN TEXAS, Lonnie Holley, 72, is presenting a new series of ceramic works at Dallas Contemporary. The Alabama artist’s creativity is informed by struggle and hardship and draws on his curiosity. Holley works in a variety of mediums but...
Culture Type Gift Guide 2021: Celebrate the Holidays with Fabulous Finds Inspired by Leading Black Artists

Culture Type Gift Guide 2021: Celebrate the Holidays with Fabulous Finds Inspired by Leading Black Artists

  THE EVER-PRESENT FLORAL PATTERNS in the background of Kehinde Wiley’s famous portraits inspired a set of notecards. A deck of playing cards features artwork by Gee’s Bend, Ala., quilt artists. Rashid Johnson’s Untitled Escape Collage is emblazoned on a hoodie. From apparel and accessories to stationery and home goods, African American artists have inspired...
Latest News in Black Art: Estate of Thornton Dial and Kevin Beasley Join New Galleries, Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley Collaborate with American Express, Smithsonian Launches Searchable Museum & More

Latest News in Black Art: Estate of Thornton Dial and Kevin Beasley Join New Galleries, Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley Collaborate with American Express, Smithsonian Launches Searchable Museum & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   THORNTON DIAL, “History Refused to Die,” 2004 (okra stalks and roots, clothing, collages drawings, tin, wire, steel, Masonite, steel chain, enamel, and spray paint, 102 x 87 x 23 inches). | © Estate of Thornton...
Latest News in Black Art: Torkwase Dyson and Dominic Chambers Joined New Galleries, Alma Thomas House for Sale in Washington, D.C. & More

Latest News in Black Art: Torkwase Dyson and Dominic Chambers Joined New Galleries, Alma Thomas House for Sale in Washington, D.C. & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Torkwase Dyson in her New York studio. | Photo by Weston Wells   Representation Torkwase Dyson joined Gray, the Chicago-based gallery. Dyson’s practice spans painting, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Her abstract works explore how...
Auction Record: 'Miss Lovie's Shack' by Beverly Buchanan Reaches $20K at Rago Sale, Plus Marble Busts by Kehinde Wiley

Auction Record: ‘Miss Lovie’s Shack’ by Beverly Buchanan Reaches $20K at Rago Sale, Plus Marble Busts by Kehinde Wiley

  PAINTED RED and constructed of wood and foam core “Miss Lovie’s Shack” (1989) by Beverly Buchanan (1940–2015) set a new auction record for the artist reaching $20,000, including fees. The result far-exceeded the estimate, which was $3,000-$5,000. The sculpture sold at Rago auction house in Lambertville, N.J., where it was featured in the Post-War...
Latest News in Black Art: Pamela Council Now Repped by Denny Dimin Gallery, Kehinde Wiley Designed an Amex Card, $28.4 Million in NEH Grants Announced

Latest News in Black Art: Pamela Council Now Repped by Denny Dimin Gallery, Kehinde Wiley Designed an Amex Card, $28.4 Million in NEH Grants Announced

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   A month after Pamela Council’s first solo exhibition opens at Denny Dimin Gallery in September, the artist is installing a massive fountain in Times Square. Council is holding a model of the public art work....
Latest News in Black Art: Guggenheim Hires Diversity Chief, Galerie Myrtis Presenting Exhibition at Venice Biennale, Kehinde Wiley Redesigns MTV Moon Person & More

Latest News in Black Art: Guggenheim Hires Diversity Chief, Galerie Myrtis Presenting Exhibition at Venice Biennale, Kehinde Wiley Redesigns MTV Moon Person & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture     Kehinde Wiley reimagined MTV’s iconic Moon Person. He is the third artist to create a special edition of the symbol, which has served as the network’s VMA Trophy since 1984. A large-scale version inspired...
Latest News in Black Art: Zimbabwean Artist Portia Zvavahera Joins David Zwirner, Preston Pavlis Now Repped by Bradley Ertaskiran, Stained Glass Museum Acquires Kehinde Wiley Work & More

Latest News in Black Art: Zimbabwean Artist Portia Zvavahera Joins David Zwirner, Preston Pavlis Now Repped by Bradley Ertaskiran, Stained Glass Museum Acquires Kehinde Wiley Work & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Portia Zvavahera. | Photo by Mario Todeschini. © Portia Zvavahera. Courtesy David Zwirner and Stevenson   Representation Zimbabwean artist Portia Zvavahera (above) is now represented by David Zwirner in collaboration with Stevenson Gallery of...
Amy Sherald Painting Skyrockets to Record-Setting $4.2 Million at Phillips, Works by 4 More Black Artists Set New Benchmarks

Amy Sherald Painting Skyrockets to Record-Setting $4.2 Million at Phillips, Works by 4 More Black Artists Set New Benchmarks

  A DOUBLE PORTRAIT by Amy Sherald set an astronomic new auction record Dec. 7 at Phillips New York. “The Bathers” (2015) soared to $4,265,000 against a low-six figure estimate of $150,000-$200,000. The painting sold for about 20 times its high estimate with bidding ongoing for 15 minutes. “The Bathers” was the first lot in...
CBS News Marks Flag Day with Report on Black National Anthem, Coverage Follows Earlier Features on Black Art and Artists

CBS News Marks Flag Day with Report on Black National Anthem, Coverage Follows Earlier Features on Black Art and Artists

CBS Sunday Morning reports on “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”   TODAY IS FLAG DAY. CBS News marked the occasion with a report about “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.” The James Weldon Johnson poem was set to music in 1899 by Johnson’s younger brother, the composer John Rosamond Johnson. Known as the Black National Anthem,...
The Year Ahead in African American Art: What to See and Do in 2020

The Year Ahead in African American Art: What to See and Do in 2020

  THE YEAR IN BLACK ART is off to a fascinating start. In January, Helen Molesworth organized a Noah Davis (1983-2015) exhibition at David Zwirner gallery in New York, a rare look at more than 20 paintings by the late Los Angeles-based artist and founder of the Underground Museum. The Johnson Publishing Company art collection...
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...
Artist Kehinde Wiley Talks About President Obama and His 'Rumors of War' Monument on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Artist Kehinde Wiley Talks About President Obama and His ‘Rumors of War’ Monument on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

  VISITING THE DAILY SHOW, Kehinde Wiley discussed his recent projects with host Trevor Noah. Wiley explained the symbolism of “Rumors of War,” his largest work to date depicting a young black man with dreads, wearing a hoodie and Jordans, astride a horse. Standing 27 feet high, the monumental work debuted in Times Square in...
Latest News in African American Art: Kehinde Wiley's First Public Monument Unveiled, Darren Walker Joins National Gallery of Art Board & More

Latest News in African American Art: Kehinde Wiley’s First Public Monument Unveiled, Darren Walker Joins National Gallery of Art Board & More

  The following review presents a snapshot of recent news in African American art and related black culture:   NEWS Joined by a sea of onlookers gathered in Times Square, Kehinde Wiley unveiled “Rumors of War” (2019) on Sept. 27. The artist’s first public monument is made of patinated bronze and stands more than 27...