Black Artists Matter: The Winds of Change Are Blowing Through the Art World

Kerry James Marshall, Past Times, 1997 © Sothebys

Art spaces have long been critiqued for biases which have barred Black artists from inclusion in museum collections, auction sales, and more. Speaking with artists such as Kehinde Wiley and collectors such as Pamela Joyner, James Pickford from The Financial Times reflects on how the art world has responded to calls for change in response to the Black Lives Matter protests. And how, even in the face of change, art spaces still have a long way to go in their goal to become more equitable institutions.

"Museums and galleries, dealers, auction houses and advisers are facing fresh demands for action over the overt structures or unconscious biases that have helped exclude today’s black artists — as well as how to right the wrongs suffered by previous generations."