Ernie Barnes Gets Gallery Representation Following Auction Surprise –

One week after a painting by Ernie Barnes became a surprise hit at a Christie’s auction, the artist’s estate has inked a representation deal with the New York galleries Andrew Kreps and Ortuzar Projects. At a Christie’s contemporary art sale last week, Barnes’s 1976 painting The Sugar Shacka rolling nightclub scene that appeared in the … Read more

Revisiting Latin American Artists’ Struggle for Representation in the United States

On a brisk winter’s day in 1970, six young Puerto Rican artists set to work building a geodesic dome underneath the Manhattan Bridge. Under the moniker CHARAS, which drew from one letter in each of their names, the artists culminated five years of organizing public housing initiatives for underserved populations of “Loisaida” (or, Lower East … Read more