Black Artists in the Global Art Market
This course specifically addresses black artists and their historic and current visibility and activity in the global art market, with a focus on the artists, collectors, curators, and dealers who shaped the development of the art market from the late 19th century onward. This course will contextualize black art-making in historical social, intellectual, and economic terms, helping to understand the “who, what, where, when, and how” of the evolution of the market for black art. We will look at market leaders such as Kara Walker, Lorna Simpson, Mark Bradford, Thornton Dial, and David Hammons, as well as other artists from the past (Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Edmonia Lewis, and Henry Ossawa Tanner) and the present (LaToya Ruby Frazier, Rashid Johnson, and Kehinde Wiley). The course will explore art across different media, from photography and painting to sculpture and new media installations.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with key black artists, collectors, and dealers
- An understanding of the development of black art from the late 19th century to today
- Knowledge of market performance for art by black artists
- Art enthusiasts
- Prospective and practicing arts professionals