1. Wangechi Mutu—Humming (2010)

    Mixed media ink, paint, collage on Mylar. 

    (Source: blackcontemporaryart)

     
  2. Krista Franklin—Afrimerica Suite (2012)

     
  3. Selections from Whitfield Lovell’s ”Kin” Series

    These are selections from Whitfield Lovell’s ”Kin” series. Lovell is a NY born artist and MacArthur Genius award winner (2007), known for his thought-provoking images of African Americans from the 19th to early 20th centuries. View more of Lovell’s work in the archive.

    Whitfield Lovell: Deep River opens at the Hunter Museum of American Art May 17-October 3, 2013.  The exhibition will feature works from the last five years, including his intricate charcoal drawings on vintage wood juxtaposed with found objects, mixed media drawings from his ongoing “Kin” series, and a site-specific installation created by Lovell during his spring 2013 residency at the Museum, which will explore ideas of memory, identity, freedom and passage. There will be an artist talk at the museum on May 17th at 6pm.

    (via blackcontemporaryart)

     
  4. Toyin Odutola—The Story of the Hunt Glorifies No One. Homage to Chinua Achebe (2013)

    Metallic marker on black board. 40 x 32 inches. 

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  5. James Brown: Revolution Of The Mind (1971)

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  6. Rashid Johnson—Cosmic Slop (2011)

    black soap, wax, 72.5 x 49.5 x 1.75 inches 

    via jalylah

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  7. Single Parent Household. Downtown 88—Hebru Brantley 

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  8. Krista Franklin, Manchild in the Promised Land, (March 2008, mixed-media: watercolor, paster, book paper)

    © Krista Franklin

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  9. Exclusive & Rare Edition of Solange’s ‘True’ Featuring Artwork by Mickalene Thomas. Read more

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  10. Field Trip by Noahso :-D

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  11. Renee Cox, It Shall Be Named (1994)

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  12. Ellen Gallagher-Isaac from the series DeLuxe (2004-5)

    “This idea of repetition and revision is central to my working process—this idea of stacking and layering and building up densities and recoveries. He’s been altered in a way that the-character-that-is-now-my-conscripted Isaac Hayes should be altered to be in my lexicon.”
    —Ellen Gallagher

    Ellen Gallagher, currently featured for 100 Artists, is seen here at Two Palms Press in New York working on Isaac from her series DeLuxe (2004–2005), as featured in our Season 3 episode, Play (2005).

    The artist’s printmaking process involved multiple techniques—including lithography, tattoo engraving, and laser-cutting—and materials such as crystals, gold leaf, velvet, and plasticine.

    WATCH: Ellen Gallagher in Play [available in the U.S. only] | Exclusive: Ellen Gallagher: Master Printer Craig Zammiello

    IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 3 episode, Play, 2005. Segment: Ellen Gallagher. © Art21, Inc. 2005.

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  13. Import/Export Funk Office - Renée Green 1992 

    green’s hip-hop ethnography, complete with tape archives, “cultural” lexicon, and tape library, part of the blues for smoke exhibit at the geffen contemporary

    pictures from here

    Renee Green

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  14. Ras-Pan-Afro-Homo Sapien, Lawrence Graham-Brown (2009)

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  15. Charl Landvreugd - Atlantic Transformerz (2010)

    Charl Landvreugd is a dutch artist, born in Suriname but raised in Rotterdam. He studied at Goldsmith College in London and Columbia University in New York. This image is a still from his video piece Atlantic Transformerz. Inspired by the African Diaspora in Amsterdam, it unites the four continents around the Atlantic Ocean.

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