Black art godmother Samella Lewis dies aged 99, a sublime black artist for eight decades – 71Bait

Lewis, the famed artist, activist, historian and mentor to dozens of black creatives, died of kidney failure in Torrance on Friday. Samella Lewis, the celebrated artist, activist, historian and mentor to dozens of black creatives, has died at the age of 99. Corresponding The Los Angeles TimesLewis died Friday of kidney failure at a hospital … Read more

The YCBA exhibition puts a contemporary spin on historical paintings – 71Bait

A young woman stands defiantly as two police officers in body armor and hard hats attempt to arrest her. They reach for her and yet seem to fall off, as if repelled by her posture. The woman, Ieshia Evans, protested the July 2016 police officer killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Freelance photographer … Read more

Grace Kennan Warnecke donates her art collection to aid efforts in Ukraine – 71Bait

Grace Warnecke, from New York City and Vineyard Haven, is as familiar with the people and culture of Ukraine as anyone on the island. She spent four years in the now-besieged country while leading the organization Women’s Economic Empowerment, which she founded in 1999. During her stay in Kyiv, Warnecke met many locals, including a … Read more

How to collect art for the home – The Irish Times – 71Bait

No matter what interior style you prefer, hanging the right piece of art will enhance your home and give it instant personality. But buying art can be intimidating for people. They fear it’s an expensive pursuit, but that’s not the case. Gallerist Catherine O’Riordan of So Fine Art Editions has great advice on how to … Read more

Pop-up art gallery coming soon in historic oceanfront mansion – 71Bait

LARCHMONT, NY — The artworks on display at an upcoming pop-up gallery will have a remarkable space to compete with for attention. BAM Art Advisory, an independent contemporary art consultancy led by art consultant and Larchmont resident Brooke Molinaroli, will publish Outside In: Textures and Abstractions. The opening marks the second edition of the outdoor … Read more

Fayez Sarofim, investor and buffet-style art collector, dies aged 93 – 71Bait

Fayez Sarofim, an Egyptian immigrant who built a successful investment firm with a similar approach to Warren Buffett, died in Houston on Saturday at the age of 93. Sarofim, who became a billionaire, had an eye for art as good as for stocks. In nearly 60 years he amassed a large, museum-quality collection, including works … Read more

The James Cox Gallery presents selected works of art in all media – 71Bait

Auction action in Willow, NY WILLOW, NY – The James Cox Gallery in Woodstock held another of its popular online-only auctions on May 22, offering an eclectic group of more than 200 paintings, works on paper, sculpture and photography that gallery owner James Cox has announced as “a remarkably diverse array of quality works of … Read more