artist Alexis Franklin, who created Oprah magazine profiles a digital portrait of Breonna Taylor for the cover of the September 2020 issue. The cover is a call to action, demanding that the officers responsible for Taylor’s death are fired and charged with her murder.
Breonna Taylor digital portrait by Alexis Franklin for Oprah magazine; Courtesy of Oprah magazine
Franklin said, “The original photo is
one Breonna took herself and has been featured in the news many times. Looking
at it, I see an innocence, simple but powerful. It was critical for me to
The Guardian interviews Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith about becoming the first Native American artist to have a painting purchased by the National Gallery of Art: “I have mixed emotions; I wonder how is it that I am the first…”
The Gayl Jones, “the best American novelist whose name you might now know,” who recently self-published her Atlantic profiles first novel in 21 years.
the dynamics of power and privilege within artist Ka Leo O Hawai’i examines Pegge Hopper’s popular paintings of Hawaiian women.
KCRW reports on the launch of Now Be Here, a new online directory of women-identifying and non-binary artists led by artist Kim Schoenstadt. In 2017, NMWA hosted 465 artists at . Now Be Here #4
the influence of curator, director, and editor Rebecca Blum, who died in June at age 52. Artnet remembers
Avni Doshi, whose debut novel, Gulf News interviews , is longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. Burnt Sugar
British Vogue profiles contributing director Black Is King Jenn Nkiru: “How do we create progressive images that open things up and drive things forward?”
Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter, Kelly Rowland, and others in a still from “Brown Skin Girl,” part of Black Is King; Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times; © Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
NPR spotlights Voices in the Wilderness, an album that recreates the work of the first known women composers in America.
painter Artsy features Stephanie Rond, who highlights women leaders in collaborative murals throughout the streets of Columbus, Ohio.
The hat designer Voice-Tribune interviews Angie Schultz: “I use my hats as a vessel to help women step out of the box.”
Yahoo! reports on the censoring of cartoon artist Bianca Xunise, whose comic commenting on the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 drew criticism.
The New York Times features Heather Phillipson‘s belated Trafalgar Square installation, The End.
Newcity Brasil interviews Nadia Taquary: “I love that my work is about energy, presence, connection, and Blackness.”
three elements of the painting Artnet highlights Judith Beheading Holofernes (1620–1621) by Artemesia Gentileschi.
The artist Art Newspaper profiles Pacita Abad on the occasion of her Google Doodle feature last week.
Hyperallergic interviews Vaginal Davis: “It’s the misfits, the maladjusted, who advance culture.”
We Want to See
London’s Barbican Gallery presents
, a solo exhibition of 40 new monochrome drawings by A Countervailing Theory Toyin Ojih Odutola that tell a mythological fiction of an ancient Nigerian society ruled by women. The show opens August 11. The Guardian recently interviewed the artist.
Toyin Ojih Odutola, Semblance of Certainty, from A Countervailing Theory, 2019; Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; © Toyin Ojih Odutola
, a virtual exhibition curated by SAY IT LOUD (I’m Black and I’m Proud) Destinee Ross-Sutton and hosted by Christie’s, spotlights 22 emerging and mid-career Black artists. The works are available for online viewing and purchase through August 18; Christie’s and feature Ross-Sutton. Art Market Monitor