Monday, May 1, 2017

Thank you Jonathan Demme

Last week the international art community lost a great friend and comrade in Jonathan Demme (1944-2017).  He was a dedicated advocate of Haitian art, Caribbean art, and outsider art.  I agree with the sentiments of one way to honor Jonathan is to learn more about Haiti.  Here are a few resources I've come across that talk about Jonathan's work with Haiti, and his rich collection of Haitian art.

A Farewell to Jonathan Demme

A Look into Jonathan Demme’s History of Collecting Outsider Art

One way to honor Jonathan Demme: learn more about Haiti 

Why Jonathan Demme loves Haiti

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

African Art Auctions in New York - May 2017

There are a handful of African Art auctions and dealer sales to be held next month, May 2017.

Sotheby's has a May 15th sale of various owners.  A highlight of the sale is a Chokwe Female Statue, Angola.  It is also the highest estimated sale price.

 On May 19th, Christie's sale, Timeless: Masterworks of African Art, consists of twelve (12) important works of traditional African Art.  The sale includes a Dogon Maternity Group, Baule Janiform Male and Female Figure, and Fang Ngumba Figure.

 Bonham's is holding a sale of African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art on May 23rd.

Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) dealers exhibit African and other tribal arts in New York, May 12-14 at Arader Gallery.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Some exhibitions to see in the New York/New Jersey area, but hurry!

About Women at Flomenhaft Gallery (January 6 - February 8, 2017)

Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight at Whitney Museum of American Art (closes Monday, January 9, 2017)

Ed Clark: Paintings at Jack Tilton Gallery (January 10 - February 17, 2017)

Flor Garduño Photography at Throckmorton Fine Art (closes Saturday, February 25, 2017)

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at The MET Breuer (closes Sunday, January 29, 2017)

Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum (closes Sunday, January 8, 2017)

Richard Hunt: Framed and Extended at Studio Museum in Harlem (closes Sunday, January 15, 2017)