Jacob Lawrence

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Jacob Lawrence

Travelling Jacob Lawrence show spurs discovery of a second missing painting in New York

Museums now appeal for information on three unlocated panels in the artist’s 1950s “Struggle” series

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Book Club

What was the best art book you read in 2020? The Art Newspaper team reveals its favourite publications

From the catalogue for a controversial Guston show to a four-volume tome on Leonardo Da Vinci—and some lighter reads too

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Acquisitions

A print series of Jacob Lawrence’s earliest narrative cycle has been acquired by the Colby College Museum of Art

The screenprints are an abridged version of the artist’s 41-panel tempera series devoted to the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Abigail DeVille's freedom torch at Madison Square Park to new marble sculptures by Sanford Biggers at Marianne Boesky

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Jacob Lawrence

Missing for decades, a Jacob Lawrence painting surfaces in response to a Met exhibition

A visitor makes the connection between the artist’s Struggle series and a work in a neighbour’s home

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American art

'Comatose' pre-war American art market gets a digital jolt

Forced online due to Covid-19, this year's American Art Fair boasts more exhibitors as auction houses see new records set for late 19th century works

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Exhibitions

Jacob Lawrence’s epic series depicting America's early struggles sets off on US tour

Twenty-three of the US artist’s surviving panels will be reunited for the first time in six decades

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Art market

African American artists sweep Sotheby’s contemporary evening sale in New York

With only two lots unsold, the auction house nets $362.6m in evening of avid bidding

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Contemporary art

Mining the lessons of African American history

With a grant from the Art for Justice Fund, Xaviera Simmons draws inspiration from Jacob Lawrence’s Migrations series