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Lauren Wittels expands on the distinguished history of Luhring Augustine Gallery

SINCE ITS FOUNDING, LUHRING AUGUSTINE GALLERY HAS SUPPORTED A DIVERSE AND INVENTIVE ROSTER OF ARTISTS  WHO INVESTIGATE THE VISUAL AND INTELLECTUAL LANGUAGE OF CONTEMPORARY ART. THE GALLERY IS ALSO DISTINGUISHED BY ITS STRONG AND SUCCESSFUL PRESENCE IN THE SECONDARY MARKET. 973 more words

"Bamboula Queens"

Historically Bamboula dancers were the queens of the community, the keepers of the ancestral ways, the fire under the coal pot. They acted as a cloak of hope against the cold of enslavement of a people aimed at severing all ties of the African homeland. 114 more words

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African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection

This past weekend, I went to the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) for an art connoisseurship workshop as part of the exhibition African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection. 89 more words

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Luhring Augustine: an insider's view on the gallery structure

SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1985 BY LAWRENCE R. LUHRING AND ROLAND J. AUGUSTINE, LUHRING AUGUSTINE GALLERY, LOCATED IN CHELSEA ON 25TH STREET,  HAS GAINED GREAT CRITICAL RESPECT FOR ITS EXHIBITIONS OF  CONTEMPORARY MASTERS,  MARCEL DUCHAMP (1987), GERHARD RICHTER (1994), AND MARTIN KIPPENBERGER (2005), TO NAME A FEW, WHO SERVE AS HISTORICAL ANTECEDENTS FOR THE GALLERY’S CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM.   840 more words

Giving Away Art for the Love of Sharing Art!

I came across this little video on the internets about a former Steelers Running Back Baron Bach creating and giving away his art. What really hit me was how much he thought it through before he started. 45 more words

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EXPO CHGO

On Friday I drove the 4 (or 3.5 if you’re that sort of driver) hours down to Chicago to check out Expo Chicago at Navy Pier. 348 more words

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