The Indianapolis-based Black Art Auction is a unique auction venue that aims to fill a gap in the art market by selling works by African American artists. Its inaugural sale will feature works by artists from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. In addition to selling art at auctions, the organization also buys works directly from collectors and institutions.
The Black Art Auction has a diversified catalog that includes pieces by many talented artists. Some of the featured artists include Ed Clark, John Biggers, Hilda Wilkinson Brown, and many others. The auction will also offer consignment opportunities to help collectors purchase pieces of art. By promoting this auction, artists can gain exposure and raise funds for worthy causes.
Aside from the acclaimed artists, the auction will feature works by emerging and established artists. The art featured in the auction includes a 1900 painting by landscape artist Grafton Tyler Brown, which has a pre-sale estimate of $100-$150,000. There are also a number of lesser-known works from African-American artists such as John Biggers, whose murals were featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1943 exhibition of “Young Negro Art.” The auction is a great opportunity for collectors to discover these artists, as well as discover more about their works.
A diverse collection of African American art will be available for bidding in this auction, with the majority of lots being limited-edition prints. The majority of works are by artists who were active during the Harlem Renaissance.