Press Enter / Return to begin your search.

New exhibit chronicling iconic black women opens at Seattle museum | KOMO News

SEATTLE — A new exhibit chronicling iconic black women debuts Friday at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle. Seattle artist Hiawatha D. calls his new exhibit ‘Iconic Black Women: Ain’t I a Woman’. KOMO News cameras were given a sneak peek inside the gallery before many of the paintings were hung to learn more about how the collection came about. Hiawatha says the series, particularly its title, was inspired by the 1851 well-known speech and rebuke ‘Ain’t I a Woman’ by abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Northwest African American Museum The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) serves to present and preserve […]

Read More

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 hair stylist of West Indian descent. The painting was completed in under a week as Christine was able to hold her pose for as long as needed. Christine, who was in her mid-30s at the time, passed away in Texas thereafter. But the painting remained […]

Read More

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 keep up! I tend to scribble numerous miscellaneous thoughts on Post-its and on my left hand. My work, I usually describe as sometimes hauntingly beautiful, bold, graphic, vibrant, textured, and always magical. As a woman of color, I also like to illustrate women that represent […]

Read More

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 silhouette style, with dramatically swirling hair that curls toward Morrison’s mouth. The artwork will appear on the cover of the magazine’s August 19th issue. CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, Artsy

Read More