A recently found Ben Enwonwu painting has sold at seven times its valuation for $1.4 million | Quartz Africa

When a man found the almost forgotten portrait of his mother in their family house in Texas, he had no idea just how life-changing his discovery would be. The portrait, Christine, was by one of the most revered African artists of the 20th century, Ben Enwonwu. The captivating sitter was Christine Elizabeth Davis, an American…

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5 & 3/4 Questions: Erin Robinson | Adobe

Erin Robinson (Brooklyn Dolly) Curent Residence: New York & Washington, D.C. Country of Origin: United States Instagram: @brooklyndolly Etsy Etsy.com/shop/brooklyndolly Describe yourself and your work. I am in my head a lot…a perpetual daydreamer of sorts. It’s quite a high when I get truly inspired. My mind goes into overdrive, and I can barely physically…

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Chicago Nonprofit Will Award $900,000 to Artists of Color | Artforum.com

Artforum.com, Artforum.com Jeffreen M. Hayes. Photo: Milo Bosh. Featured Image hreewalls, a cultural nonprofit that supports visual artists in Chicago, has announced that it will award $900,000 to artists who identify as African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, or Native American (ALAANA). The organization will grant $300,000 per year for the next three years to artists of…

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Chicago artist Adedayo Laoye keeps African traditions alive through his work | Rolling Out

Tony Binns, Rolling Out The longtime couple have finally become engaged, celebrating with family and friends. (Image via NBC Chicago). Featured Image dedayo Laoye was born into the royal family of Oba Adetoyese Laoye, in Ede, Nigeria. Laoye was raised in the Yoruba tradition. He studied at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos and Howard…

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Kara Walker made a portrait of Toni Morrison for the cover of The New Yorker. | Artsy

Benjamin Sutton, Artsy artist Kara Walker has created an instantly iconic portrait of the recently deceased author Toni Morrison for the cover of The New Yorker magazine. The portrait, shared by the magazine on Instagram and reposted by Walker, features a closeup of Morrison’s head. The artwork is rendered in Walker’s distinctive, high-contrast, cut paper…

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[Video] Collector Dr. Joy Simmons Takes Us Inside Her Art-Filled L.A. Home | The Cut

Wendy Goodman, Carmen Hilbert, Samantha Lee, The Cut Image Credit, The Cut. Featured Image r. Joy Simmons set out in 1992 to design an art-filled home in L.A. in which to raise her two young daughters. She was a practicing radiologist and an art collector, who today has amassed one of the most important collections…

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Baton Rouge activist was killed by a tenant behind on his rent, police say | The Washington Post

Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post Law enforcement officials including Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul, at lectern, announce the arrest of Ronn Jermaine Bell on Tuesday. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate/AP). Featured Image man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the Baton Rouge activist whose body was found in a car…

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Sculptor Augusta Savage Said Her Legacy Was The Work Of Her Students | NPR

Brigit Katz, NPR Augusta Savage was an artist, educator, activist and community leader. Her work is the focus of an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. She’s pictured above with her 1938 sculpture Realization. New-York Historical Society. Featured Image Augusta Savage once said: “I was a…

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