Kehinde Wiley CBS News Sunday Morning Profile

November 1, 2015
CBS News senior correspondent Rita Braver profiles Kehinde Wiley and visits the artist’s traveling retrospective exhibition “A New Republic.” “If you look at the paintings that I love in art history, these are the paintings where great, powerful men are being celebrated on the big walls of museums throughout the world,” said Kehinde Wiley. “What feels really strange is not to be able to see a reflection of myself in that world.” So the New York-based Kehinde Wiley set out to create a new paradigm. Men of color in street dress painted in classical styles, often echoing masterworks. The images are considered so hip they’ve even been used as a backdrop in the Fox series, “Empire.” To watch the segment, please visit the following link.

Betye Saar Still Tickin’ Retropsective
Museum Het Domein De Domijnen, The Netherlands
June 28 – November 15, 2015
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
January 30 – May 1, 2016

Betye Saar’s first European institutional solo exhibition, Still Tickin’ brings together work covering six decades examining three central themes: nostalgia and memory; mysticism and ritual; the political and racial. In surveying both historical and contemporary work alike, including multimedia collages, assemblages, sculpture, works on paper, and installations specifically re-conceived for Museum Het Domein De Domijnen, the museum is committed to continuing the discourse of Saar’s unwavering charge to create works of strong social and political content. Betye Saar (Los Angeles, 1926) is one of the most important artists of her generation. As one of the artists who ushered in the development of Assemblage art, Saar’s practice since the 1960s reflects on African-American identity, spirituality and the connectedness between different cultures. Drawing from influences ranging from artists such as Joseph Cornell paired with her own physical and emotional experiences, Saar pioneered an art form along side her male colleagues and kindred spirits including David Hammons, John Outterbridge and George Herms. Betye Saar: Still Tickin’ is curated by Roel Arkesteijn, curator of contemporary art at Museum Het Domein De Domijnen in Sittard, the Netherlands in partnership with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. A publication will be printed in conjunction with the exhibition. For additional information, please visit the following link

25 Most Collectible Midcareer Artists: Daniel Joseph Martinez

Art+Auction
September 2015
When the Los Angeles artist created museum tags that read “I can’t imagine ever wanting to be white” for the 1993 Whitney Biennial, the piece figured prominently in nearly every review of the controversial show, seemingly launching Martinez’s career overnight. In fact, he had been working in his studio since 1979, when he graduated from CalArts after studying with conceptual masters Douglas Huebler, John Baldessari, and Michael Asher. For the full article, please visit the following link