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On View: 'Social Works,' Curated by Antwaun Sargent at Gagosian in New York, Exhibition Will Have a Sequel in London in October

On View: ‘Social Works,’ Curated by Antwaun Sargent at Gagosian in New York, Exhibition Will Have a Sequel in London in October

“Black Wall Street Journey #5 (2021) by Rick Lowe   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   At Gagosian, Antwaun Sargent has organized his first show since being named a director at the gallery in January. An ambitious group exhibition, “Social Works” explores the relationship between public and private space and Black social practice....
Latest News in Black Art: Donavon Smallwood Wins Aperture Portfolio Prize, Museums Plan Major Exhibition Exploring Great Migration, Estate of Elizabeth Talford Scott Goes to Goya Contemporary

Latest News in Black Art: Donavon Smallwood Wins Aperture Portfolio Prize, Museums Plan Major Exhibition Exploring Great Migration, Estate of Elizabeth Talford Scott Goes to Goya Contemporary

  Latest News in Black Art features regular news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   DONAVON SMALLWOOD, Untitled, 2020, from the series Languor. | © Devon Smallwood, Courtesy the artist   Awards & Honors New York photographer Donavon Smallwood won the 2021 Aperture Portfolio Prize. 1-54 Contemporary African Art...
United Talent Agency Announced its Representation of Titus Kaphar, Painter is Adding Filmmaker Title to Expanding and Impressive Portfolio

United Talent Agency Announced its Representation of Titus Kaphar, Painter is Adding Filmmaker Title to Expanding and Impressive Portfolio

TITUS KAPHAR IS GETTING INTO THE FILM BUSINESS. United Talent Agency (UTA) announced its representation of Titus Kaphar today. The agency will work with the artist on a variety of projects across film, television, publishing, podcasts, and other potential platforms. Kaphar is starting a new production company called Revolution Ready that already has films in...
Auction Records: Paintings Derrick Adams and Jammie Holmes Establish New Benchmarks at Christie's, Works by Titus Kaphar and Henry Taylor Also Sold

Auction Records: Paintings Derrick Adams and Jammie Holmes Establish New Benchmarks at Christie’s, Works by Titus Kaphar and Henry Taylor Also Sold

  CHRISTIE’S HOSTED A LIVE Post-War to Present auction this week, setting four artist records for Derrick Adams, Elaine de Kooning, Jammie Holmes, and Lucas Samaras. Two figurative paintings set new benchmarks for Adams and Holmes. The second lot in the auction, “Figure in the Urban Landscape 31” (2019) by Adams doubled expectations. The two-figure...
Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2020, Key News, Exhibitions, Awards, and More That Defined Year

Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2020, Key News, Exhibitions, Awards, and More That Defined Year

  Noah Davis at David Zwirner Gallery, NY   BLACK ARTISTS WON NUMEROUS AWARDS, joined major art galleries, and published lavishly illustrated books about their work in 2020. Early in the year, Christine Turner’s documentary “Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business” screened at Sundance, an expansive survey of Los Angeles painter Noah Davis opened at...
Titus Kaphar Explored Renaissance Christian Imagery and Presented a Black Jesus Painting in a Deconsecrated Church in Brussels

Titus Kaphar Explored Renaissance Christian Imagery and Presented a Black Jesus Painting in a Deconsecrated Church in Brussels

Gesù Church in Brussels   A DECONSECRATED CHURCH in Brussels, Belgium, served as the venue for a recent exhibition of religious paintings by Titus Kaphar. “The Evidence of Things Unseen” was presented by Maruani Mercier gallery at Gesù Church. Kaphar’s practice is a sustained interrogation of Western art. He challenges historic narratives and questions what...
Black Motherhood and American Mourning: After Challenging Historic Narratives, Titus Kaphar Confronts Contemporary Realities

Black Motherhood and American Mourning: After Challenging Historic Narratives, Titus Kaphar Confronts Contemporary Realities

  FOR HIS FIRST EXHIBITION since joining Gagosian in April, Titus Kaphar is showing a series of new paintings. “Titus Kaphar: From a Tropical Space” is on view in New York. Kaphar has developed a practice around challenging art historical images from the 18th and 19th centuries and the American history narratives they normalize. He...
Zimbabwean Artist Portia Zvavahera Sets New Record at Phillips Evening Auction, Titus Kaphar Painting Far Exceeds Estimate

Zimbabwean Artist Portia Zvavahera Sets New Record at Phillips Evening Auction, Titus Kaphar Painting Far Exceeds Estimate

  A RECENT PAINTING by Portia Zvavahera sold for nearly three times the high estimate at Phillips London. “Rising From the Unknown” (2019) reached £163,800 (US $212,383), a new artist record. The work was offered in Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on Oct. 20. Evening sales are generally reserved for premiere works...
Contemporary Curated: Works by Kerry James Marshall and Barkley L. Hendricks Top Sotheby's Sale, New Auction Records for Titus Kaphar,  Romare Bearden, Simone Leigh

Contemporary Curated: Works by Kerry James Marshall and Barkley L. Hendricks Top Sotheby’s Sale, New Auction Records for Titus Kaphar, Romare Bearden, Simone Leigh

  WORKS BY AN ECLECTIC MIX of artists were offered at Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated auction on Oct. 2 in New York. Important figures from the second half of the 20th century were featured alongside today’s most critically recognized contemporary artists. Five African American artists were ranked among the 10 top-10 highest-priced works by Kerry James...
New Now: Amoako Boafo and Titus Kaphar Top Phillips Emerging Artist Auction, Firelei Báez and Marcus Jahmal Among Record Setters

New Now: Amoako Boafo and Titus Kaphar Top Phillips Emerging Artist Auction, Firelei Báez and Marcus Jahmal Among Record Setters

  Lot 39: AMOAKO BOAFO Amoako Boafo, “Lighter,” 2018 (oil and collage on paper, 59 x 55 inches / 149.9 x 139.7 cm). Estimate $40,000-$60,000. Sold for $325,000 fees included. TOP LOT   PHILLIPS AUCTION HOUSE held its New Now auction on Sept. 30 in New York and “Lighter” by Amoako Boafo was the top...
Phillips Restarts Live Auctions With Record Results for Titus Kaphar and Christina Quarles, Notable Debut for Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

Phillips Restarts Live Auctions With Record Results for Titus Kaphar and Christina Quarles, Notable Debut for Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

  LIVE SALES AT THE BIG AUCTION HOUSES have returned and at Phillips works by several black artists stood out in the results. On July 2, the Phillips New York 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale featured 25 premium lots and all found buyers. Seven black artists were represented including Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Hammons,...
Painter Titus Kaphar Focuses on a Black Mother's Loss for Time Magazine Cover About Police Killings and American Uprising

Painter Titus Kaphar Focuses on a Black Mother’s Loss for Time Magazine Cover About Police Killings and American Uprising

  REPRESENTING THE SORROW of generations, Titus Kaphar painted a Black mother for the cover of Time magazine. Her eyes are closed in anguish. She holds her young son, but he is not there. The artist has cut the child from the canvas. All that remains is an empty silhouette. “In her expression, I see...
On View: 'Redaction: A Project by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts' at MoMA PS1, Queens, New York

On View: ‘Redaction: A Project by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts’ at MoMA PS1, Queens, New York

TITUS KAPHAR and REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS, “Untitled (from the Redaction project),” 2019 (etching and silkscreen on paper, 22 x 30 inches). | Image courtesy Titus Kaphar Studio, Photo by Merik Goma   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   REDACTION is a collaboration between artist Titus Kaphar and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts, who have...
Washington's Government-Funded Museums are Closed in the Wake of Shutdown, Barring Visitors from Exhibitions of Dawoud Bey, Mark Bradford, Gordon Parks, and Others

Washington’s Government-Funded Museums are Closed in the Wake of Shutdown, Barring Visitors from Exhibitions of Dawoud Bey, Mark Bradford, Gordon Parks, and Others

Gordon Parks, Mrs. Ella Watson, Washington, D.C., July 1942   “DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, all Smithsonian museums are closed.” The message is featured in a banner across the top of all of the institution’s websites. A similar message is posted on the doors of the museums, which closed to the public on Tuesday. The...
Titus Kaphar, Whose Paintings Reconstruct Accepted Historic Narratives, is a 2018 MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow

Titus Kaphar, Whose Paintings Reconstruct Accepted Historic Narratives, is a 2018 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow

Titus Kaphar in his New Haven, Conn., studio.   YEARS BEFORE THE DEBATE about decolonizing America’s public squares where monuments pay homage to slaveholders and Confederate generals reached a fever pitch in 2017, Titus Kaphar was engaging with representation in Western art history and its overwhelming penchant for foregrounding white men while people of color...
Latest News in African American Art: SFMOMA Honoring Kara Walker, Titus Kaphar Nabs Rappaport Prize, Studio Museum Hires Legacy Russell, Akili Tommasino Joining MFA Boston

Latest News in African American Art: SFMOMA Honoring Kara Walker, Titus Kaphar Nabs Rappaport Prize, Studio Museum Hires Legacy Russell, Akili Tommasino Joining MFA Boston

Cleveland Museum of Art   The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture:   NEWS The Cleveland Museum of Art announced its first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan on Aug. 12. The result of a year-and-a-half collaboration among the institutions’s...