BEAUFORD DELANY : BE YOUR WONDERFUL SELF @ MICHAEL ROSENFELD 8 SEPTEMBER 2021–23 DECEMBER 2021
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.
Michael Rosenfeld Art
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New York, NY 10011