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Northern California has recently become enthralled by this new contemporary fine artist: www.milton510.com (Milton Bowens)
I can see his various influences; Basquiat, Rauchenberg, Pollock. What do you think?
Also, what do you think about African Americans place (or lack thereof) in Art History?
Kevin
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Kevin--I hold Milton Bowens in very high regard and think he is is own man.  Your question reminds me that I never liked the idea of a separate museum for African American Artists, or the Women's Museum for that matter, as it [they] provided excuses for keeping minority groups out of the major museums.  When I had my galleries in the Washington, D. C. Area, I represented Ed Dwight, a fabulous sculptor, and Joseph Holston, a painter and printmaker of the highest order, as well as Romare Bearden [whom I knew personally], Sam Gilliam and Jacob Lawrence.  I enjoy the palette of Jonathan Green among some younger African Americans. The list is growing, at last, of the respected artists, many overlooked, in the African American community.  Alan.

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I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

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I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







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