Art I LIKE

art, mostly. some opinions. a few other things.

Trains of Thought, El Anatsui @ Jack Shainmain

If you know me, you know I obsess over El Anatsui’s work. I mostly marvel (and envy) the discipline his work shows. I am amazed that his hands have touched every small piece that he links to the next small piece, that he has flattened and bent bottle caps and copper wire and old printing plates. It’s really not so much the finished product — though they too are beautiful beyond my abilities to express — it’s the time and effort memorialized in each piece. I love this show, you should go see :)

roca-wear:

me and my brothers tbh

ME

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smithsonianfolklife:

The dap, the fist bump, the black power handshake. It goes by many names and carries many meanings. Photographer LaMont Hamilton is devoting his research fellowship with us to unearthing stories about the dap for his project Five on the Black Hand Side.
Read about the dap’s history and evolution on Talk Story: http://bit.ly/1odnKKM.

smithsonianfolklife:

The dap, the fist bump, the black power handshake. It goes by many names and carries many meanings. Photographer LaMont Hamilton is devoting his research fellowship with us to unearthing stories about the dap for his project Five on the Black Hand Side.

Read about the dap’s history and evolution on Talk Story: http://bit.ly/1odnKKM.

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lastlips:

khadds:

superselected:

Hair-stories. New Works From Artist Nakeya B.

MORE.

I love this we work hard on our hair no matter natural braids weave anything we work hard and it’s creativity so dont mock or shame me

I love this so much.

i. love. this

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After Shooting, a Twitter Hashtag Questions Portrayal of Blacks

blackcontemporaryart:

MICKALENE THOMASLeft Behind, 2010(via lehmannmaupin)

blackcontemporaryart:

MICKALENE THOMAS
Left Behind, 2010
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robertrauschenberg:

This early Rauschenberg transfer drawing is now on view, along with other gems from the Whitney Museum’s collection, in the exhibition Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts, on view through October 19.Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1958. Solvent transfer on paper with graphite, gouache, watercolor, and paper, 24 1/8 × 36 1/8 inches (61.6 × 91.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Friedman. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, NYC

robertrauschenberg:

This early Rauschenberg transfer drawing is now on view, along with other gems from the Whitney Museum’s collection, in the exhibition Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts, on view through October 19.

Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1958. Solvent transfer on paper with graphite, gouache, watercolor, and paper, 24 1/8 × 36 1/8 inches (61.6 × 91.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Friedman. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, NYC

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Artist-in-Residence Abigail DeVille: The Studio Museum in Harlem

nicowheadon:

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That Which Sings and Contemplates in You

"Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch it’s flowing. Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness, and knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream. And that that which sings and…

diokpara:

the context they won’t give you.

coat your parts with SPF?????? 

okay. 

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vivaillajams:

"Love You" Black Love Illustration Series for my book (which is due tomorrow -_______-)

Jamilla Okubo

May 2014

Such a distinct style. I

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