Join Pigment International on July 20thfor art talk and exhibition
Former Chicago Bull Darrell Walker will showcase his extensive collection of African American Art in partnership with Pigment International on Saturday, July 20 at the Crown Center for the Humanities on the campus of Loyola University. His eclectic collection includes a mix of African American masters and contemporary artists, many of whom have spent time in Chicago.
Included in his collection are works by Eldzier Cortor and Elizabeth Catlett, masters who both spent time at the South Side Community Art Center. Also, in his collection is work by Norman Lewis, one of the earliest African American abstract artists, and a contemporary of Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. Others works in his collection are from Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley, Theaster Gates and Hank Willis.
Walker’s collection features midcentury and contemporary works and includes sculpture, paintings, drawings, photography, collages, mixed media and more. Additionally, Walker has now turned his attention to cultivating the careers of emerging artists.
“You buy what you like. I look at it as something to get pleasure from. But if it goes up, moneywise, that’s even better,” said Walker.
The evening begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Salon Talk moderated by Tracie Hall of Joyce Foundation at 7 p.m. Dionne Miller, ABC 7 will be the emcee. Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite.
The day begins at noon on Saturday with an exhibition and sale of works by Pigment International Artists Paul Branton, Tyler Clark, Lesley Etherly, Jason E. Jones, Barrett Keithly, Blake “BLen” Lenoir, Angelica London, James Nelson, Dana Todd-Pope, Martha Wade, Dwight White, and Eddie Santana “Edo” White.