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October Gallery Webinars-Art Seminars

October Gallery Webinars-Art Seminars

Conversation on Art #302 Collecting African American ArtA lively discussion on why the esthetic value of a work of art should be acollector’s primary motivation for acquiring art work. Monday, March 1 – 8PM...

Sculptor Brings African American History to Life on Grand Scale

Sculptor Brings African American History to Life on Grand Scale

Ed Dwight’s ‘monumental’ works fill critical gap Even as a child, Ed Dwight had a gift for art. But he set that talent aside to focus on careers that included engineer, test pilot, astronaut...

Sotheby’s moves to 4Q profit on reduced expenses

Sotheby’s moves to 4Q profit on reduced expenses

Sotheby’s said that fourth-quarter net income was the second highest in its history due to an increase in the commission that it charges on auction sales and a cost-cutting drive. The auction house said...

‘American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915’ @ LACMA

‘American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915’ @ LACMA

What is an American? Today, as the 20th century — the so-called “American Century” — recedes in memory, the question can seem immodest or even grandiose. If we don’t know now, after decades wielding...

5,200 Australians strip for art’s sake

5,200 Australians strip for art’s sake

There were all shapes and sizes – the large and the small, the young and the old, and even a heavily pregnant woman who had re-scheduled the birth of her twins so she could...

Modern art collector Ernst Beyeler dies

Modern art collector Ernst Beyeler dies

By Eliane EngelerAssociated Press Sunday, February 28, 2010 Ernst Beyeler, 88, whose early eye for undervalued Picassos and Impressionists helped him assemble one of Europe’s most famous art collections, died Feb. 25 at his...

New attention for Harlem Renaissance artist with Greensboro roots

New attention for Harlem Renaissance artist with Greensboro roots

No grand monument marks the spot in Maplewood Cemetery where Malvin Gray Johnson’s family laid him to rest 75 years ago.There’s no marker at all. Yet somewhere beneath this grassy spot lies the grave...

Fruitful hands Designs by Carole Carson

Fruitful hands Designs by Carole Carson

I first laid eyes on this pensive gentleman in a civil rights newspaper from the sixties called The Southern Courier. http://www.southerncourier.org/ I was captured by his eyes because I felt like they held the...

Nigel Freeman on Auctioning African-American Art

Nigel Freeman on Auctioning African-American Art

Nigel Freeman’s African-American Fine Art department at Swann Galleries surprised many market observers when it began holding sales devoted to African-American art. Leading up to his seventh semiannual auction of African-American art, which was...

Oprah Helps Chef Fulfill Michelle Obama Wish

Oprah Helps Chef Fulfill Michelle Obama Wish

When Oprah Winfrey recently asked her former personal chef what he wanted for his 50th birthday, Art Smith’s first thought was a new treadmill.Aim higher, she told him.How about a check to help fund...

Prince George’s County celebrates Black History Month

Prince George’s County celebrates Black History Month

Speaking at Prince George’s County’s annual Black History Month celebration last week, former Negro Baseball League player and Temple Hills resident Jimmy Bland fondly recalled the black families in segregated southern communities that housed...

Beverly A. Collins Visual Artist

Beverly A. Collins Visual Artist

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, I studied art at Wayne State University and the University of Cincinnati prior to moving to Los Angeles in 1978. Not having worked in the arts during the...

Peter Oluwadare Adeniyi – Brazilian Artist

Peter Oluwadare Adeniyi – Brazilian Artist

The Artist “Laid back Art ………… Laid back Life.” Called Darton X, Peter Oluwadare Adeniyi is internationally well known , not only in África but also in Europe. Born in June, 3rd 1968 in...

Blackstream – not mainstream art.

Blackstream – not mainstream art.

The term “blackstream” was used by Black artists in the 1900s who were denied admission to the art mainstream. More recently, fine art appraiser Edward S. Spriggs of Atlanta, Georgia brought the term “blackstream”...

Collecting African American Art

Collecting African American Art

Collecting African American Art Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, former Executive Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, has stated “…to give an object a home.” (-) “At the most private and personal level, that...