artnet Auctions regularly presents African American Art sales. Results achieved include US$12,650 premium for Kara Walker’s ink on paper, Untitled (1990), and an impressive US$82,455 premium for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s graphite on paper, Untitled (Warrior) (1982).
African American artworks may be grouped within other styles, such as Early American Art or Contemporary Art, or notable movements, such as the Harlem Renaissance or Street Art. From its early Folk Art origins in slave communities to the eclectic perspectives of major figures, such as Harriet Powers, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Eugene J. Martin, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, African American Art has been a vital part of the American culture.
Influenced by varied cultural traditions, such as those of the Americas, Africa, and Europe, African American Art continues to evolve and inspire through newer artists, such as Kehinde Wiley, Purvis Young, and Mickalene Thomas. Click any lot below for more details and to place your bid.