While some works in the gallery were produced on traditional artist’s papers, others incorporate the unique qualities of found supports. The range of media includes watercolor, ballpoint pen, crayon, and even glitter.
The artists represented in the acquisition are Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.
Image: Thornton Dial, Ladies Stand by the Tiger, 1991 / photo by Janny Chiu, 2021. © 2021 Estate of Thornton Dial / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.