Didier William, Leslie Smith III and Khalif Kelly (photo courtesy of Charzette Torrence)
Six contemporary artists—Mark Thomas Gibson, Erica Mapp, Didier William, Leslie Smith III, Ernest Jolly and Khalif Kelly—have each donated a work of art to benefit the Senator Chuck Allen III Scholarship Fund. For the second year in a row, Swann's final lots in its African-American Fine Art sale on February 23rd will benefit the fund, established to remember Allen's public service and parish activism in Harlem and New Haven. The fund will aid high school minority students in NY, NJ and CT who demonstrate financial need and wish to study public or urban studies, law, accounting or management.
Khalif Kelly, Lil' Michael Assuming Zombie Form, oil on canvas, 2009. Estimate: $3,000 to 5,000.
Labels: African-American Fine Art, charity auction, Didier William, Erica Mapp, Ernest Jolly, Khalif Kelly, Leslie Smith III, Mark Thomas Gibson