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HBO documentary "Black Art: In the Absence of Light" shows how Black artists shaped art history in the US

Amy Sherald paints her portrait of Michelle Obama in a scene from "Black Art: In the Absence of Light" a new documentary on HBO

(Via GABRIELLA ANGELETI, The Art Newpaper)
 February, 2021 

The late curator, artist and scholar David Driskell and his pivotal contributions to American art history are profiled in the documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light, which premieres on HBO this week. The film features some of the last interviews with Driskell before he died in April last year, aged 88, due to complications related to the coronavirus, and centres on his seminal 1976 exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art, the first comprehensive show to examine the overlooked history of Black art in the US.



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