From the Vapour of Gasoline at White Cube Mason’s Yard
When I stumbled upon the title of this exhibition I immediately thought about the state of the country. In the United States, you could say that the current tone for the average citizen would be filled with worry, unexpected events and the questioning of what it really means to... Read more
The Beautiful Game by Hank Willis Thomas at Ben Brown Fine Arts
Today I visited Ben Brown Fine Arts for the opening of The Beautiful Game by Hank Willis Thomas. With quilted tapestries made from Euroleague soccer jerseys and sports equipment along with sculpture demonstrating the fine art of athletic movement, Hank combines the use of branding in the team uniforms... Read more
25 Years Later: Race, Riots and Reform panel at Gallery 38 hosted by Darnell Hunt, PHD and Terrell Tilford
#TheArtDialogues, a panel discussion of our current exhibition 25 Years Later: Race, Riots and Reform co-sponsored and hosted by curator @terrelltilford of @bandofvices, with a special guest moderator Mr. Darnell Hunt (Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies) of #UCLA! We had an excellent film and discussion panel yesterday! Co-hosted... Read more
Performance: Derrick Adams’ “Network” at California African American Museum
CAAM presents the work of New York-based multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams, who creatively employs collage, sculpture, video, installation, and performance to examine how television and media shape contemporary culture. Images of classic African American television shows like Sanford and Son and luminaries including Oprah Winfrey, Diahann Carroll, and O.J.... Read more
Untitled, 1982 by Jean-Michel Basquiat becomes the most expensive painting sold by an American artist in Sotheby’s Auction
Billionaire buys. As you’ve probably heard or read by now. Untitled, 1982 by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction on May 19th by Yusaku Maezawa (@yuzaku2020). Records: High for a work by any American artist, for a black artist and the first work created since 1980... Read more
Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi at The Underground Museum
I had the amazing pleasure of witnessing Theaster Gates perform at the Underground Museum and it was mind-blowing. Along with The Black Monks of Mississippi, Theaster turned the museum into a southern baptist church mixing elements of church harmony and jazz scat combinations that left the room stunned with... Read more
#StudioVisits – Charles Dickson
I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the studio of the great Charles Dickson in Compton, CA. Not only was I blown away by the hospitality, I was enthralled and floored by the amount of work and the different medium in which he chose to present each subject. I... Read more
“But To Be A Poor Race” by Theaster Gates at Regen Projects
Stopped into @regenprojects for this amazing #TheasterGates exhibit titled "But To Be A Poor Race" .. #ArtAboveReality #LookWhatArtFound #Inspiring #Art #Curator #PhotoJournalism #PhotoJournalist #StreetPhotography #ArtJournalism #ArtPhotography #photoaday #photo #artist #museum #contemporaryart #fineart #artnews A photo posted by artabovereality (@artabovereality) on Jan 19, 2017 at 2:58pm PST Poweful work by... Read more
#TheArtInfluencer – Kerry James Marshall
#TheArtInfluencer – #KerryJamesMarshall I believe, is the best artist for our generation. The way he creates a conversation about subtlety in our history ins unprecedented and very very real. "Heirlooms and Accessories" is one of my favorite pieces from his #MASTRY show at the @metmuseum and also one of... Read more
Kerry James Marshall’s “Mastry” Is History Lesson and Spiritual Experience Disguised As An Art Exhibition
I made it!! #KerryJamesMarshall at @metbreuer .. #ArtAboveReality #NYC #LookWhatArtFound #ArtInspires #Inspiring #Global #Artistic #Expression #Creative #Art #LIFE #artwork #Curator #PhotoJournalism #PhotoJournalist #StreetPhotography #ArtJournalism #ArtPhotography #photoaday #photo #artist #museum A photo posted by artabovereality (@artabovereality) on Dec 30, 2016 at 9:27am PST Mind blown!!! #KerryJamesMarshall's "Mastry" at @metmuseum /... Read more
Visiting the Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Mexican Modernism and More
It's something about the @philamuseum that makes it the countries best museum to me.. sculpture garden, contemporary and modern must haves, classical history and the parkway is filled with what reminds you of Ancient Rome and Greece … love coming here .. #ArtAboveReality #Philadelphia #LookWhatArtFound #ArtInspires #Inspiring #Global #Artistic... Read more
#StudioVisits – Delphine Diallo
I had the opportunity to meet and see the work of Senegal-born/Brooklyn-based photographer Delphine Diallo. After seeing Delphine’s work during the Bronx edition of No Commission, a art fair created and curated by hip-hop mogul Swizz Beatz, I was intrigued at her collage style and the subject of her... Read more
#TheArtInfluencer – Marvin Bing (@MarvinBing)
You learn to stiffen that bottom lip, trust less, expect the worst, stand on your own two feet and persevere through the emotional toll of sadness and fear. I’m stronger today because of it. – Marvin Bing via RevoltTV As we gear up for our relaunch of #TheArtInfluencer series... Read more
Continuing The Resurgence at the California African American Museum
"Black Righteous Space" by @hankwillisthomas at @caaminla … #ArtAboveReality #LookWhatArtFound #Inspiring #Art #Curator #PhotoJournalism #PhotoJournalist #StreetPhotography #ArtJournalism #ArtPhotography #photoaday #photo #artist #museum #contemporaryart #fineart #artnews #blackhistorythrougharts #flag #confederateflag A photo posted by artabovereality (@artabovereality) on Feb 3, 2017 at 9:50am PST Detail of work by #MelekoMokgosi at @caaminla …... Read more
In Conversation: Mark Bradford and Naima Keith at California African American Museum
On Wednesday October 20th, the California African-American Museum (CAAM) hosted an artist conversation with Mark to kick off its new museum branding and direction to go along with the opening of its newest exhibitions. Hosted by its new director Naima Keith, I was already impressed with the direction the... Read more
Betye Saar Continues To Impress With Double Exhibit at Roberts and Tilton
You an just see the glow in #BetyeSaar … I love her! @robertsandtilton … #ArtAboveReality #LosAngeles #LookWhatArtFound #ArtInspires #Inspiring #Global #Artistic #Expression #Creative #Art #LIFE #artwork #Curator #PhotoJournalism #PhotoJournalist #StreetPhotography #ArtJournalism #ArtPhotography #photoaday #photo #artist #museum #artlaw #artbusiness #artmanagement #arteconomics A photo posted by artabovereality (@artabovereality) on Oct 15,... Read more
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