11 African American Artists Who Helped Shape The Civil Rights Movement

Barkley L. Hendricks

An upcoming auction at Swann Galleries titled “The Shape of Things to Come: African-American Fine Art” will highlight the artists whose bravery and creativity left an indelible mark on history, in bold shapes and daring colors. The sale features over 90 pieces from African American, civil rights-era artists, as well as contemporary black artists including Lorna Simpson and Kara Walker.

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