BAIA Patron Curated Pick Jennifer Packer, #KaeperBowl and Curated For Collectors: BAIA Newsletter 02/12/2019 February 12 2019

Each month our Black Art in America Patrons on the Collector level are asked to share their top picks of artists that they would like BAIA to feature. Find out how to join the BAIA Patreon Curators Circle by becoming a patron here. Below is the artist we were asked to feature by this month’s Curators Circle thanks to patron Ashlee Jacob.

Jennifer Packer creates expressionist portraits, interior scenes, and still lifes that suggest a casual intimacy. Packer views her works as the result of an authentic encounter and exchange. The models for her portraits—commonly friends or family members—are relaxed and seemingly unaware of the artist’s or viewer’s gaze.

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The PFF Collection of African American Art is a targeted initiative to bring focus to the full range of African-American visual creativity and its essential place in the history and discourse of American art. (Continue Reading...)
Top Left: "Children With Flowers" by Elizabeth Catlett - $4,200

Top Right: "Lovers" by Ann Tanksley - $2,000

Bottom Left: "As It Happens II" by Francks Deceus - $900

Bottom Right: "Nude Study III" by Mani Gloria - $375

"If ya'll don't know the baddest arts podcast out here in these streetz... here you go... You will be engaged, you will laugh and you will tune in over and over again for Studio Noize with my man Jamaal Barber and Jasmine Williams" 

- Najee Dorsey, Founder and CEO of Black Art In America 

"When the city decided to demolish an abandoned building not far from the stadium where Fabian Williams had painted a mural of Colin Kaepernick in 2017, he and his fellow street artists and muralists decided “game on.”

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Najee and Seteria Dorsey will celebrate 25 years of marriage August 4th, 2019 and over that time they have cultivated a passion for collecting art and objects of cultural and aesthetic value which has resulted in the international brand of Black Art In America.

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