Bernard Lumpkin and Cramine Boccuzzi have emerged as leading collectors and patrons of black contemporary art. Their family collection is the subject of a new publication titled 'Young Gifted, and Black.' As patrons, they seek to support progress for black art, and to ensure that skin color, gender, and sexual orientation are not barriers to make an impact. The collection is installed in their loft in Tribeca where they live with their three children, Felix, Lucy, and Zachary.
Black art is making headlines today, and museums are eager to diversify their collections. What better time to explore ways to collect works by artists of African descent. I have visited Lumpkin and Boccuzzi at their home to explore the work of two artists, Christina Quarles and D'Angelo Lovell Williams, whose art is a personal documentation of their own narrative, black, and gender identity.
The Collector, Fall 2020
Collecting Black Contemporary Art
With Bernard Lumpkin at the Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, NY.
This series is supported by Rago/Wright, specializing in the sale of Fine Art, Design, Ceramics, and Glass at Auction.
Creator & Executive Director: Daniella Ohad
Producers: Daniella Ohad and Howard Silver
Director of Photography: Scott Sinkles
Music: Arthur Hernandez
Editor: Howard Silver
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Makeup: Charivari & Co.