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The Week in African American Art: LACMA Acquisitions Include Works by Julie Mehretu, Betye Saar & More

The Week in African American Art: LACMA Acquisitions Include Works by Julie Mehretu, Betye Saar & More

  ACQUISITIONS | Julie Mehretu, “Epigraph, Damascus,” 2016. | Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Kelvin Davis and Hana Kim through the 2018 Collectors Committee, © Julie Mehretu, Photo by Malcolm Varon   The following review of the past week presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related...
Lubaina Himid, a Pioneer in the UK Black Arts Movement, Wins 2017 Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid, a Pioneer in the UK Black Arts Movement, Wins 2017 Turner Prize

  AFTER MUCH ANTICIPATION, the winner of Britain’s most prestigious art prize has been announced. Lubaina Himid, 63, was awarded the 2017 Turner Prize on Tuesday. Her selection is groundbreaking. She is the first black woman to get the prize and she is also the oldest artist to earn the honor, after a rule change...
Black British Painters Hurvin Anderson and Lubaina Himid Make Turner Prize Shortlist

Black British Painters Hurvin Anderson and Lubaina Himid Make Turner Prize Shortlist

Lubaina Himid, 2017. | Courtesy the Artist and Hollybush Gardens, Photo by Edmund Blok for Modern Art Oxford via Tate   TWO OF THE MOST INTERESTING PAINTERS working in Britain were recognized today. The shortlist for the Turner Prize was announced and Hurvin Anderson and Lubaina Himid are among the four artists selected for the...