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The Artist Project at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kalup Linzy | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

For one year, the museum will invite 100 artists -- local, national and global -- to choose individual works of art or galleries that spark our imaginations. There will be five seasons, and I am very excited to be a participant in one of the upcoming seasons!

Investment or Impulse: What Kind of Collector Are You?

MutualArt | Posted 03.06.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

Do you consider long and hard before purchasing a piece or do you buy on impulse? Does your collection have a particular historic or geographic focus or does it follow the whims of your personal taste?

Top 5 Solo Exhibitions to See This Season

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

From Beijing to Brooklyn, these five exhibitions spotlight some of the most conceptually thrilling, technically arresting artists working today.

Abstract vs. Figurative

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Among the most well known and commercially successful American artists today are Kehinde Wiley and John Currin, both figurative painters of amazing skill, and both drawing inspiration from the art of Old Masters.

Reinserting Black Women Into Art History

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Aisha Harris When it comes to visual art, I’m far from a connoisseur. I’m much more of a dabb...

Kehinde Wiley And Spike Lee In Conversation

Interview Magazine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts

On a recent sunny afternoon at Kehinde Wiley's airy, industrial studio near McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Wiley's conversation with filmmak...

FIAC Gets Real: Classical Painting in Contemporary Hands (VIDEO)

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

The game of trend-spotting at big-ticket art fairs has always been mostly about playing the numbers. What's selling, and to whom? But at this year's FIAC in Paris, amid the high-rolling and the splashy frontrunners, I began looking for a genre that refuses to stay moribund: classical painting

On the "A" w/Souleo: LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross Find Meaning in Film Go For Sisters

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

When actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles' new film, Go For Sisters, they im...

13 Of The Most Influential Black Artists Today

Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

The following artists address race in a variety of ways through their work -- some spark a dialogue in relation to the artistic cannon, others with ge...

30 Black Artists Under 40 You Should Know

Posted 02.26.2013 | Arts

As Black History Month comes to a close, we've picked 30 young black artists who are contributing to the ongoing conversation of race and representati...

The Girl With The Bamboo Earring

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

If you search for Awol Erizku online you will find a photographer who spends as much time in front of the camera as behind it. From his Tumblr or phot...

Change: On Kehinde Wiley's 'An Economy of Grace' at Sean Kelly

Bobby Elliott | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

On the surface, "An Economy of Grace" is a well-timed game-changer for painter Kehinde Wiley. After making a name for himself by exclusively painting men, "An Economy of Grace" presents Wiley's first series of portraits featuring women.

Power And Elegance

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

"Economy of Grace," Kehinde Wiley's new exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery, taps into his familiar ornate portraits that mix Renaissance pomp and contem...

Kehinde Wiley On the World Stage: A Conversation With the Artist

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Kehinde Wiley's Benediter Brkou (The World Stage: Israel), 2011, oil and gold and silver enamel on canvas. Private Collection. ©...

Kehinde Wiley's Take On Israeli Youth

Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts

Kehinde Wiley's paintings challenge our conventional views of portraiture by featuring black men in a mix of regal and street poses, using the brighte...

A Picture Worth 1000 Words

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When last week I talked about the provocative performance staged by Marina Abramovic for the MOCA Gala, I sort of expected a good response but still...

To Tag Or Not To Tag

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Rudyard Kipling in one of his poems, more than a hundred years ago, famously said, "East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." Hmm, I wonder what he would say if he had the chance to see the exhibition by Los Angeles artist Gajin Fujita at L.A. Louver Gallery. You want to see clash of civilizations? Here's your chance.

Art For Africa To Hold All-Star Charity Auction

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

"Before I went to Africa I dreamed of Africa," wrote journalist Frances Schultz when recounting her involvement with the Africa Foundation. She since ...

Artworld Gift Guide for the Holidays

Jim Hedges | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Hedges

Art is more accessible than ever before in history. What's best is that everyone can now buy real art made by recognized contemporary masters for modest prices.

AUCTIONED ART: Kehinde Wiley And Friends Auction Art To Benefit Injured Artist

Max Eternity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Max Eternity

Kehinde Wiley, Mikalene Thomas, Nari Ward, Derrick Adams and others have come together for a great cause--Be Thankful: An Art Benefit for Scott Andres...

Chicago's Fall Art Season Starts

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

There's a lot of strong art on view as the fall art season opens in Chicago. This is a competitive time, with galleries presenting a fresh look at their agenda.

The Peculiar Limits of Black Society in New York

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 01.14.2013 | New York
Read More: Town and Country, Socialite, Journalist, Maggie Betts, Dale Dobson, Montgomery, Dr. Joyce Brown and Carl McCall, Emil Wilbekin, Cheryl Riley, Courtney Sloane, The E. T. Williamses, Mr. and Mrs. Spike Lee, The Adairs, Erana Stennett, George Faison, Willard Winter, Michaela Angela Davis, Michael Mccollom, Social Activist, Nancy Lane, Eula Johnson, Kirk Shannon Butts, Susan Taylor, The Governor and Mrs. Patterson, Kehinde Wiley, Photographer, David Patrick Columbia, David Levering Lewis, Evelyn Cunningham, Audrey Smaltz, Thelma Golden, Rachel Roy, Alma and Charlie Rangel, Curtis Quentin Phelps, Jason Campbell, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ruth Ann Stewart, Kim Heirston, Sheila Bridges, Joyce Mullins-Jackson, The Cosbys, Rene Cox, Cordelle Cleare, Ray Alexander Minter, Stanley Crouch, Back Designer, Bonnie Morrison, The Chenaults, President Obama, Tamara and Greg Tunie, Malcolm Harris, The Dinkinses, Gordon Chambers, Pam and Bill Perkins, Rainbow Room, Genève Jones, Aubrey Lynch, Society, G. Winston James, Ludget Delcy, Lana Turner, Audrey J. Bernard, Harriet Cole, Henry Mitchell, Michelle Obama, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Rock, Writers, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Lowery Stokes Sims, Famous, Anthony Bryant, Sherry Bronfman, Clarence Haynes, The Redheads, Nicola Vassell, Dancers, Tyson Perez, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Moises De La Renta, Norma Darden, Marc Baptist, Kevin Bright, Phyllis Briley. Rocky Baron Boler, Lou Willard, B. Michael, Susan Fales-Hill, Artist, Robin Bell Stevens, New York Times, Gordon Davis, The Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Reginald Van Lee, Hip Hop; Deitch Gallery, Stephen Burrows, New York News
Michael Henry Adams

Is there really such a thing as 'black society'? Many people certainly used to think so! Imagine, today we have one African American president an...