We continue our Black History Month series with a look at Norman Rockwell’s The Problem We All Live With…In 1963, Rockwell confronted the issue of prejudice head-on with arguably the single most important image ever done of an African-American in illustration history.
Kara Walker is an American Artist known for her bold exploration into race, culture and gender and identity issues. You might not have remembered her name, but surely I can recall you to her work once I show you those explosive black silhouettes resembling paper cut-outs that she’s most known for.
We continue our Black History Month series with a look at the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat. His genius trapped in a burgeoning art movement set on ‘crazed’ did nothing to help slow down the excesses he became victim of. At 27, he was dead of a drug overdose in his Great Jones loft…the radiant child had left his canvassed works behind screaming at the world, their many faces torturing and riveting are not unlike his legacy.
Continuing on in our Black History Month series, Kerry James Marshall is an American Painter whose images portray of the African-American urban experience are layered narratives of social order and disorder, of memories and myths.
This week in honor of Black History Month we’ll be spotlighting notable African-Americans in the art world. First up is Museum Curator, Thelma Golden. Currently the chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Golden has spent her career curating shows that highlight previously under-represented artists including women and people of color.