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.
Among the lots for the June 3rd auction of photographs at Villa Grisebach (Germany) were two photographs by African photographer, Seydou Keïta.
The Modern and Contemporary Photography Sale included A Moorish Haratine Woman Posing With Her Daughter on a Chequered Blanket, which sold for approximately 5,894 USD, falling between the auction house estimate of 5,360 – 8,040 USD.
At the April 1st Photographs sale at Phillips de Pury New York, total lots sold for
$ 1,890, 875. Approximately fifteen out of 280 lots depicted images of the African diaspora or were photographed by black photographers. Some highlights include two works by African photographer, Seydou Keita which sold for $9,375 and $ 8,750, respectively.
Contemporary photographer, Carrie Mae Weems, was represented by a coupler print with sandblasted text on glass called You Became Mammie, Mama, Mother, Then, Yes, Confidant-Ha/ Descending the Throne You Became Foot Soldier and Cook from From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995. The piece was estimated at $ $10,000-15,000, and sold for $ 20,000.
A jazz and blues portfolio by Lee Friedlander was estimated at $40,000-60,000 and was passed. The portfolio includes images of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Robert/Pete Williams, Joe Turner, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Milt Jackson.