Photography and media artist, Carrie Mae Weems, has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant for 2013. Congratulations, Carrie! Long overdue and well-deserved!
As noted on the blog, In View: Jason Edward Kaufman on Art and Culture, at ArtInfo, and mentioned during his panel discussion at AIPAD, Martin Z. Margulies will exhibit works that focus on Africa at the Margulies Collection at Warehouse (Wynwood section of Miami, Florida) this fall (November 7 – April 2011). Among the works will be photographs likely from noted African photographers such as Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe, and Zwelethu Mthethwa, among others.
The ArtInfo blog announcement focuses on Margulies’ recent pledge of a $5 million bequest to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
See examples of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s work at the exhibition, Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views, now at the Studio Museum of Harlem through October 24, 2010. See The New York Times review of the exhibition and the recent Aperture monograph on Mthethwa’s work.
Four examples of Mthethwa’s work was sold at the AFRICA auction held at Phillips de Pury in May. His works were estimated from 4,000 to 15,000 USD, and sold for 5,000 to 27,000 USD, respectively.
Mr. Mthethwa is an artist represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery.
The gallery posts a “starting bid” and “buy it now” price for each offer. The silent auction is held in conjunction with “Blues for Haiti” a fundraising effort for Partners in Health, an on the ground relief service in Haiti.
Please avail yourself of this silent auction opportunity and the many other worthwhile efforts to generate relief funds for Haiti.