African Photography to be exhibited at Margulies Collection at the Warehouse (Fall 2010)

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.

Zwelethu Mthethwa, Untitled (from Common Ground series), 2008, Chromogenic color print on crystal archive paper, 59 x 76 ½"

Bloomsbury Photographs Auction – London, Thursday May 21st

Bloomsbury Auctions London will be selling nineteenth and twentieth century fine art photographs on Thursday, May 21st at 2pm.

Eleven out of 269 lots feature works of the African diaspora. Among the lots are photographs of jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington; dancer, Berto Pasuka of Ballet Negre (by Angus McBean); and photographs by Malick Sidibe, Colin Jones, and Charlie Phillips. There are also several images, produced by George Rodger, of the Korongo and Kordofan tribe in Sudan [Lots # 144-146].

Angus McBean (1904-1990)  Berto Pasuka, dancer, 1947.  Three vintage silver bromide print.
Angus McBean (1904-1990) Berto Pasuka, dancer, 1947. Three vintage silver bromide prints.