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Tar Beach: A Review

Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold, 1991

I was born to fly.

I’ve been flapping my arms vigorously, but haven’t yet mastered this particular skill. So, when I read… 157 more words

Book Review

RECORD: The Story Quilt that Oprah Winfrey Commissioned from Faith Ringgold for Dr. Maya Angelou's Birthday Sold for $461,000 at Swann

Editor’s note: With the approach of the holidays, The Hot Bid shifts its focus to world auction records. 

What you see: Maya’s Quilt of Life… 960 more words


Gucci v. Gender Inequality: VIDEO

For those of you who think fashion is just vapidity and glitz, I urge you to check out Artsy’s new Gucci-backed video series about gender inequality in the world of art. 112 more words



This was one of my favorite art pieces at the Crystal Bridges Museum. “Maya’s Quilt of Life,” is the quilt by Faith Ringgold. Oprah Winfrey commissioned this quilt as  birthday gift to Maya Angelou.


Black Artists Recreate the American Flag In Art

A handful of black artists have chosen to explore this fascinating dichotomy, appropriating its image to create works that challenge viewers’ perceptions and beliefs.

“African-American Flag” by David Hammons… 191 more words

Profile: Faith Ringgold


Faith Ringgold was born in New York City in 1930. While working as an art teacher in public schools, she began a series of paintings called… 779 more words

Blackpaint 603 - RA Summer Show, Black Power, Dunkirk

Nathalie Du Pasquier, Pace Gallery

This finished a week ago, but I thought it was worth including.  She does these LEGO type paintings, with odd inconsistencies in perspective that remind me a little of Duccio and a little of Escher.   501 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art