I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge – even wisdom. Like art.

Toni Morrison

LIVING BLACK ARTISTS

Yamou Abderrahim, Virgil Ablon, Nina Chanel Abney, Derrick Adams, El Anatsui, Hurvill Anderson, Nicole Awai, Firelei Baez, Zenobia Bailey, Sadie Barnette, Kevin Beasley, Sanford Biggers, Kraig Blue, Amoako Boaso, Chakaia Booker, Mark Bradford, Greg Breda, Deidre Brown, Bisa Butler, Sokari Douglas Camp, Jordan Casteel, Nick Cave, Naomi Chambers, Cezanne Charles, Colin Chase, Tawny Chatmon, Wesley Clark, Kevin Cole, Alfred Conteh, Renee Cox, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Kenturah Davis, Nadia DeLan, John Dowell, Leonardo Drew, Robert Duncanson, Conrad Egyir, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Meschac Gaba, Ellen Gallagher, Theater Gates, Vanessa German, Jerrell Gibbs, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Jannette Jwahir Hawkins, Barkley Hendricks, Richard Hunt, Kudzanai-Violet Hwai, Oliver Lee Jackson, Ronald Jackson, Gordon C. James, Barry Johnson, Hosea Johnson, Rashid Johnson, Amanda King, Pope. L, Joy Labingo, Yoyo Lander, Deana Lawson, Simone Leigh, Gerald Lovell, Glenn Ligon, Fabiola Jean-Louis, Nelson, Makamba, Kerry James Marshall, Richard Mayhem, Julie Mehretu, Wangari Mathenge, Dario Mohr, Nastio Mosquito, Wangechi Muti, Woodrow Nash, Senga Nenguidi, Arcmanoro Niles, Collins Obiji, Toyin Odutola, Lorraine O’Grady, Chris Ofili, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, John Outterbridge, Josh Paige, Ebony Patterson, Adam Pendleton, Howardena Pindell, Adrian Piper, Noah Purifoy, Martin Puryear, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Faith Ringgold, Deborah Roberts, Tracey Rose, Allison Saar, Dred Scott, Tchabalala Self, Lawson Seydou, Yinka Shonibare, Lorna Simpson, Dianne Smith, Ming Smith, Shinique Smith, Vaughn Spann, Evita Tezeno, Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Joshua Tree, Kara Walker, Nari Ward, Kehinde Wiley, William T. William, Deborah Willis, Fred Wilson, Saya Woolfalk, Alisha Wormsley, Carrie Mae Weems, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swann Gallery holds the record for selling a Norman Lewis painting. Untitled sold for $964,000.

They are the lead market for — John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Sam Gilliam, Faith Ringgold, Charles White, Hale Woodruff.

Records sales:
Frank Bowling
Robert Colescott
Speaker Victor
Beauford DeLaney
William H.Johnson
Charles White
Hale Woodruff

 

September 2018 Research

2.2 billion dollars in auction sales over ten years by African American artists
1.2 percent of global auction sales which was 180 billion.

Baquiat sales account for 1.7 billion of the 2.2 billion total, roughly 77percent
Other top artists : Mark Bradford, David Hammons, Glenn Lgon, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEASED MASTER ARTIST

Charles Alston, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Selma Burke, Elizabeth Catlett, Ed Clarke, Beauford Delaney, Thornton Dial Aaron Douglas, Meta Vaux Fuller, Verdi Hayes, Joshua Johnson, William H. Johnson, Lois Maliou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Mary Edmonia Lewis, Archibald Motley, Gordon Parks, Augusta Savage, Georgette Seabrooke, Henry Ossawa Turner, Jame Van der Zee, Charles White

 

 

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