Larry Ossei-Mensah and Tremaine Emory.
In advance of Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales in New York on July 2, Phillips invited Larry Ossei-Mensah, curator and cultural critic, and Tremaine Emory, artist, brand director and designer behind Denim Tears, to participate in a discussion about some of their favorite works from our upcoming auction as well as some of the sociopolitical and cultural issues percolating within the zeitgeist during this tumultuous moment in our world.
The bicoastal conversation, with Ossei-Mensah in our Park Avenue gallery in New York City and Emory at his home in the heart of Los Angeles, featured the two examining important works by some of the most compelling artists of our time. Some of these artists included Charles White, David Hammons, Carrie Mae Weems and Joan Mitchell. Ossei-Mensah and Emory shared their thoughts on the works and highlighted how art can be a tool for understanding the past, present and future.