The New York Times Has Been Asking African American Art Collectors to ‘Show Us Your Wall’

From left, Collectors Merele Williams-Adkins and Patrick McCoy.


PEOPLE ACCUMULATE ART in a variety of ways. The stories behind the art in their homes is often as fascinating as the works themselves. In 2016, the New York Times started asking art collectors to “Show Us Your Wall.” Readers get to see their art, how they display it, and learn a bit about the collectors—their lives and how they relate to the art they’ve acquired.

The feature generally focuses on New Yorkers who own blue-chip art. Although, this isn’t always the case. Collectors in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, and London, have been highlighted. A Brooklyn collector who concentrates on work by emerging African photographers was recently a subject. Others have been dedicated to women artists and

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