Rashid Johnson Wins High Museum of Art’s Driskell Prize

Mr. Johnson. (Courtesy PMC)

Atlanta’s High Museum of Art has awarded artist Rashid Johnson with its 2012 David C. Driskell Prize, which is presented annually to an artist “in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose work makes an original and important contribution to the field of African American art or art history.” Mr. Johnson will receive a $25,000 prize. Read More


The Constant Gardener: Iwan Wirth’s Hauser & Wirth Gallery Will Open a 15,000-Plus-Square-Foot Space Downtown This Year

Iwan Wirth, Marc Payot and Manuela Wirth (left to right) at the gallery’s Saville Row location. (Photo courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, by Felix Clay)

The New York branch of the heavy hitting international gallery Hauser & Wirth is not, right now, very large. It occupies two floors in a bright, narrow townhouse on East 69th Street, the former home of the Martha Jackson Gallery and, after that, the offices of boxing promoter Don King.

Last Wednesday, the 33-year-old artist Rashid Johnson, a rising star in the New York art world, arrived at the crowded opening of his debut show with the gallery in a white shirt and with his dreads tied in a neat bow down his back, his 4-month-old son on his shoulder. Read More


Nine Lots to Watch at the Contemporary Art Day Sales

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Walton Ford, Chalo, Chalo, Chalo!, 1997

Along with the glitzy evening sales at Phillips de Pury, Christie’s and Sotheby’s this week are the slightly more humble day sales, featuring more mid-level work and pieces from younger artists. Here present nine lots–three from each house–that we think will have interesting results. Read More


Rashid Johnson Joins Hauser & Wirth

Rashid Johnson. (Patrick McMullan Company)

New York-based artist Rashid Johnson, one of contemporary art’s most-watched young stars, has signed with the gallery Hauser & Wirth. His first show with his new representatives will be at its New York branch, on the Upper East Side, in January.

“It’s a perfect fit, and a solid, exciting step,” Mr. Johnson, 33, told Gallerist. Read More