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Latest News in Black Art: Ghanaian Artist Atta Kwami Has Died, Julie Mehretu Joins Whitney Museum Board, Bisa Butler Portrait of Questlove Covers New York Times Magazine & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Atta Kwami, 2019. | Photo: Modern Painters, New Decorators, Courtesy Serpentine Galleries   UK-BASED, GHANAIAN ARTIST and printmaker Atta Kwami (1956-2021) has died. He was 65. Kwami’s paintings, murals, and kiosk sculptures are informed by the geometry and color of West African architecture and ...

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Art historians try to identify enslaved Black child in an 18th-century portrait

This article was originally published by The Art Newspaper, an editorial partner of CNN Style.A year ago this month, when it was still closed to the public because of the pandemic, the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) took a major step toward interrogating a controversial 18th-century group portrait in its collection centering on an early benefactor to the university, Elihu Yale. Responding to ...

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Chopin portrait bought at flea market is from 19th century

A peeling portrait of Frederic Chopin purchased at a flea market in Poland hung modestly in a private house for almost three decades before an expert dated the painting to the 19th century, when the Polish piano composer lived. Now restored and in a gilded frame, the small painting resides in a bank vault somewhere in eastern Poland while its owners negotiate their next ...

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Klimt’s ‘Portrait of a Lady’ to Go on View Following Rediscovery – ARTnews.com

Gustav Klimt’s painting Portrait of a Lady (1917) will be exhibited for the first time following its dramatic discovery within the walls of the gallery from which it was stolen nearly 23 years ago. The painting was found in 2019 when a gardener working for Ricci-Oddi Modern Art Gallery in Piacenza, Italy, removed a metal panel on the venue’s exterior, revealing the Klimt, which ...

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Peter Brant to Sell $20 M. Warhol Portrait of Basquiat at Christie’s – ARTnews.com

A 1982 portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Andy Warhol will be featured in Christie’s upcoming 20th century art evening sale in New York this November. The magazine publisher and ARTnews Top 200 collector Peter Brant is selling the work. It is expected to fetch a price in excess of $20 million. Warhol made the portrait of the young artist when his subject was just ...

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Artist Bisa Butler’s “portrait quilts” celebrate Black life and history

Artist Bisa Butler has been called a modern-day Griot. But instead of using words to tell stories, she uses stitches and cloth. Her quilts have graced the covers of magazines, and she created the striking illustration for the soon-to-be-released book "Unbound," the memoir of activist and Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke. Butler's vividly detailed portraits often reimagine the lives of those they portray, and ...

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‘Bob Ross’ review: Netflix’s ‘Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed’ documentary paints a complex portrait of the artist’s life, and the battle that followed it

"Bob Ross" begins by dutifully charting Ross' rise as a TV personality. He followed a stint in the Air Force by teaching art, using his soothing voice, trademark mane and knack for churning out landscapes at lightning speed to secure a spot on television hosting "The Joy of Painting."Ross achieved those breakthroughs with the help of a couple, Annette and Walt Kowalski, who championed ...

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Portrait of Manet’s Cousin to Be Restored by National Museum Wales – ARTnews.com

A rare portrait of Manet’s cousin is set to be restored by Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales after it received a grant of €20,000 ($27,500) from the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund, which supports preservation efforts worldwide. Portrait de Monsieur Jules Dejouy (1879) depicts Manet’s bespectacled older cousin, who wielded an outsize influence on the artist as his legal counselor and longtime confidant. The oil painting ...

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