Art Basel Miami Beach: Jack Shainman Showcasing Rich Slate of Black Artists

MIAMI—The art world has descended on Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach, where blue chip galleries from across the globe are showcasing an overwhelming amount of fine art. Many galleries from the Chelsea neighborhood in New York are participating in the show and several are exhibiting work by black artists. One in particular, Jack Shainman Gallery, is promoting a healthy offering of mostly new work by black artists.

Among the wider list of artists it represents, Jack Shainman, boasts a impressive slate of critically acclaimed African and African American artists working in a range of mediums—from photography to painting and sculpture. Nick Cave, Carrie Mae Weems, Toyin Odutola and Barkley L. Hendricks are among the sought-after artists whose fine works are featured at the gallery’s booth at Art Basel.

Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center runs from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9, 2012.

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From left, “Should Have Been, Could Have Been,” 2012 by Toyin Odutola; “Theorist’s Throne,” 2012 by Radcliffe Bailey; and “Untitled (Hope Chest Series),” 2012 by Zwelethu Mthethwa.

Portrait by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

From left, “The Broken, See Duchamp,” 2012 and “Last Song,” 2012, both by Carrie Mae Weems.

Detail of “Alter Ego,” 2012 by El Anatsui.

“Alter Ego,” 2012 by El Anatsui.

“Baron of the Crossroads,” 2012 by Hank Willis Thomas. (The image is of artist Sanford Biggers.)

From left, “Triple Portrait. World Conqueror,” 2011 by Barkley L. Hendricks and “Utitled,” 2012 by Nick Cave.

“Utitled,” 2012 by Nick Cave.

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