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Christie's Attempts to Curb Intense Speculation on Black Artists


Amani Lewis, Negroes in the Trees #3, 2019.

Image, courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020


Christie's online exhibition Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud) is making waves, not only because of the artwork's emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists, but also because of how the auction house is handling sales. Reporting for ArtNew News, Eileen Kinsella outlines how the show's curator Destinee Ross-Sutton has worked hard to prevent buyers from flipping artwork from the show for an exorbitant profit.

"If we enable this kind of behavior by not putting into place certain preventive measures, we have to take some of the blame." - Destinee Ross-Sutton