African American Artists Blowing Up The Art World
"The History Bridge", c. Princess Simpson Rashid
24 x 60", Acrylic on Canvas
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It's February....Black History month.....right..... so I would like to focus this month on contemporary African American or African artists that have made an impact on my own work and my art philosophy. I hope to share artists with you that you may not be familiar with but who are making an impact on the national and international stage. Their work is also a little different than some of you might expect.
Some of the artists I plan to feature this month are: Martin Puryear, Marcus Antonius Jansen, Charles Huntley Nelson, Julie Mehretu, Sam Gilliam, Radcliffe Bailey and Fred Wilson.
There won't be an artist post everyday because I have a lot of other things to share with you...new work, new exhibits, etc..but my goal is to bring at least 5-10 artists to your attention. Feel free to add suggestions or share your thoughts in the comments.