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.
I love all these artists. There of course is the fact that the gallery owner’s son worked for the Trump administration as secretary of treasury. Jerry Saltz said he is not going to Mnuchin gallery anymore. But the impact of this show, and cultural survey of these artists is amazing and inspiring. I can’t name anything more iconic that happened in American Museums this year.
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New York, NY 10075