This week, African art and culture is marked with distinctive visual arts and literature wins across the continent. A South Africa-based art prize announces four winners in celebration of diverse talent on the continent, a British-Nigerian artist receives esteemed recognition from the German government, and aCongolese artist wins an international prize over a renowned industry practitioner.
This Week in Black Art and Culture: Maria Rosario Jackson to head the National Endowment for the Arts, Netflix fund Chadwick Bozeman Scholarship at Howard, Guggenheim Appoints Claudia Rankine
This week in Black art and culture, Tanzanian author Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Chadwick Boseman Scholarship, was slatedto be funded by Netflix and Howard University at $5.4 million.
African American Art at Swann Brings $5M Highest Grossing Sale for the House Records for Elizabeth Catlett, Howardena Pindell & more
Above: Hale Woodruff, Carnival, oil on canvas, circa 1958. Sold for $665,000, a record for an abstract “We are beyond thrilled with the results of the October 7 auction, which was a historic sale for Swann Galleries:our first auction to hammer over $4 million.