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Tag: Mickalene Thomas

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    10 Emerging Artists Who Reached New Heights in 2021

    As auction houses big and small weathered another year of the COVID-19 pandemic, bidders raised their virtual paddles with undeniable enthusiasm. Many young artists achieved new auction records in 2020, including Amy Sherald, Amoako Boafo, and Mickalene Thomas. These artists continued their ascent in 2021. Now, Auction Daily examines ten…

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    Around the Auction World: February 2021

    Collage of images from around the auction world. Photo credit from left to right: Christie’s, Rare Posters, Black River Auction. Collage by Pranit Dubey (Auction Daily). The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others last summer reignited discussions about racial biases in the United States and around the world.…

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    Artists of Black History Month: Jacob Lawrence

    Black River Auction Offers Two Signed Screenprints from American Painter One of the first nationally-recognized Black American painters, Jacob Lawrence completed his first significant painting series at 21 years old. Social realism was always the bedrock of Lawrence’s work. Throughout the 20th century, he returned to the vivid imagery of…

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    Artists of Black History Month: Mickalene Thomas

    Mixed Media Work Available in Rare Posters’ Mid-February Auction Mickalene Thomas is conscious of her growing success in the art world. She was among the rising artists who set new auction records in 2020 and notably created the first solo portrait of Michelle Obama. She is known for her elaborate…

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    5 Emerging Artists Who Set New Auction Records in 2020

    2020 was not an ordinary year in any sense, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. This year was all about adapting to the new global situation, and the auction industry was no exception. The digital auction format took over the brick-and-mortar format, ushering…

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    Phillips' Contemporary Art Evening Sale Captures $134.6 Million, Breaks House Records

    Several Emerging Artists Set New Benchmarks, Including Amy Sherald, Titus Kaphar, and Matthew Wong Phillips' 20th Century and Contemporary Art evening sale came to a magnificent end on December 7th, 2020, raising a record USD 134.6 million. The figure showed a nearly 25% increase from the same auction last winter…

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    Auction Blotter: Julie Curtiss Shocks, Ed Ruscha Sizzles, and KAWS Keeps On Keeping On in the New York Day Sales

    Installation view of Phillips "New Now" Auction exhibition. Courtesy of Phillips. The late-September day sales in New York might not get the high-wattage attention of the splashy evening sales, but this is where auction stars of the future are made. Here’s a rundown of the notable results at Phillips, Christie’s,…