Leading lights  -  Artists

Artist Frank Bowling, 86, knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Twice each year the Queen of England recognises people, from all kinds of sectors, for their achievements. Most recently, for the Queen’s birthday, a group of esteemed individuals received honours. Among them was artist Frank Bowling, already an officer of the Order of the British Empire, who was knighted for his career and work. Born […]

Studio Museum names new cohort of artists-in-residence programme

Since 1969, the Studio Museum in Harlem has been supporting contemporary artists and, in that time, their artists-in-residence programme has helped form the canon of Black and diasporic art in the US. Adding to their cohort, the Studio Museum recently announced their newest members who will begin their 11-month residency next month. Widline Cadet, Genesis […]

Theatre on the waves- The Amara Zee sets sail again

With the majority of theatre companies still adjusting to the current norm, the biggest question facing them remains more or less the same as before: how do we get theatre to the people? There are certainly more facets to answer now than previously, with large congregations- especially ones indoors- having strict regulations on them nearly […]

The Guggenheim Museum acquired a portrait painting by Amoako Boafo

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City has acquired a painting by the Ghanian star painter Amoako Boafo, his gallerist Mariane Ibrahim announced on Wednesday. The work, called Joy Adenike (2019), is a large portrait painted in Boafo’s signature finger-painted style, enters the museum’s collection later this week, marking a significant career milestone for the […]

KAWS’ COMPANION takes an out of this world trip, literally

Looking rather bashful with Earth as his backdrop, COMPANION took a day trip to space. Created by American artist KAWS, who once again teamed up with AllRightsReserved, the metallic sculpture soared above the clouds, 41.5 km from solid ground. So, technically, the work didn’t make it into space but he flew high enough to enter […]

Thomas J Price unveils statue in London representing the Black “everywoman”

Who do we celebrate? Who do we memorialise? These questions loom large as cities around the world are forced to deal with the implications of their public monuments and memorials to people who have led problematic lives, often having flourished off the back of oppression. A recently unveiled work by artist Thomas J Price in […]

New paintings by Kerry James Marshall reference the ornithological works of John James Audubon

A crow on the ground a decade ago served as inspiration for two new works by artist Kerry James Marshall that have recently gone on view through the David Zwirner Gallery online viewing rooms. The paintings are the first in a series that has developing in Marshall’s mind for the better part of those 10 […]