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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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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Amy Sherald, who painted Michelle Obama’s portrait, designs a mural that turns a Philly teen into her own inspiration | Elizabeth Wellington | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Elizabeth Wellington, The Philadelphia Inquirer Arthur Haywood works to install a mural by Amy Sherald, the woman who painted the portrait of Michelle Obama for the Smithsonian, at 1109 Sansom in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The girl in the mural, Najee Spencer-Young, is from North Philly. HEATHER KHALIFA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER.…

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Meet the artist who received backlash for painting God as a black woman | Face2Face Africa

Mildred Europa Taylor, Face2Face Africa Harmonia Rosales painted her own version of Michelangelo’s work in 2017, reimagining God and the First Man as black women. Featured Image you are familiar with Michelangelo’s masterpiece, “The Creation of Adam”, you would agree that it is one of the most famous works of art ever created. But when…

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