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James Baldwin, 1967

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York organized a monumental new show of portraits and abstract paintings by forgotten Black artist, Beauford Delaney. Delaney was a really fascinating man. He suffered and left behind a beautiful legacy. He’s America’s Vincent van Gogh. A real deal tragic hero artist. But unlike Pollock, or Van Gogh, Delaney doesn't have a real masterpiece to make him a well known name to younger generations.

Black, gay man, born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Delaney moved to New York during the Harlem renaissance with no money doing his own thing. He relocated to Paris in 1953, then at age 52 where he died twenty seven years later of alcohol abuse, poverty and madness.

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NATE LOWMAN, FRANKENSTEIN VESUVIO DI CAFFI, 2021, OIL AND ALKYD ON LINEN

Massimo De Carlo in Paris organized a show of new paintings by New York artist Nate Lowman.

Along with Dan Colen and Dash Snow, Lowman and friends were dubbed by NYMAG as “Warhol’s children”. The main painting on view, titled, “Frankenstein Vesuvio” is an homage to Warhol, who also painted the historic volcano.

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Mnuchin Gallery brings together work by five radical Black American artists; Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Suzanne Jackson, Al Loving, and Joe Overstreet. The paintings dating from the late sixties, explore what a painting can be. Painting can not only be a surface or subject, but as revealed in this show, an object that can pinned to the floor.

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sunday fall

Location: Bronx, NY / Occupation: Author?Artist /Website: twitter.com/sundayfall / About me: Fall has written and designed three novels and eight poetry books.