SIMONE LEIGH, “Untitled II (Anatomy of Architecture series),” 2016 (terra cotta, porcelain, vanadium, india ink, epoxy). | © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York “Something that is loved, is never lost” Toni Morrison, from the novel, Beloved Toni Morrison remarks in an April 2015 interview in the U.S.
As artists, we maintain a make-believe world where we turn our observations about the world inside out, toss them around over time and throw it all back.
In consideration of the urgency to make sense of the unstable and dangerous times we are living through and against, the Roving Buffalo contemplates the capacity of art to clarify vision and recollect our mission as artists.
And the winner is …. Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of Contemporary Art Foundation, has purchased Lot No. 36B “Untitled” by Jean-Michel Basquiat for $57.3 million at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on May 10th.
Horace Pippin (1888-1946), the African American self-taught painter, living in the outskirts of Philadelphia knew about snow. There in his depictions of harsh wintry weather is a chilling accuracy forecasting the 2016 blizzard this past winter in Baltimore we were calling “Snowzilla.” Instead of the horse and wagon as in Pippens painting, imagine a Mazda Miata covered with the flurries and mush of wet snow, with bone-chilling air.