The Lewes Public Library and Browseabout Books welcome art historian and collector Charles Moore for a discussion of his new book, “The Black Market: A Guide to Art Collecting,” Wednesday Jan. 13 at 5 p.m.
In “The Black Market,” Moore introduces novice collectors and would-be-collectors to the world of African American art, its deep roots, and its connection to the past. Moore presents a fascinating discussion and an essential guide for anyone interested in becoming collector, developing a more meaningful collection, or simply learning more about African American art. Artist and curator Storm Ascher, who recently founded Superposition, a Los Angelos based pop-up gallery highlighting young emerging artists from around the world, will join Moore in conversation.
The live, Zoom-based discussion is free to the public. Registration is required at the Lewes Public Library’s website. Visit the Virtual Programs for Adults page of the library’s website (lewes.lib.de.us) to register. Participants also are encouraged to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from local independent bookstore Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach. Each copy purchased comes with an archival bookplate signed by the author. Orders may be placed online, in person, or by calling the store at 302-226-2665.
“Moore has both a keen artistic eye and practical know-how on the ins and outs of the business of art collection,” says Kirkus Reviews. In “The Black Market,” Moore offers “an essential primer on collecting Black art that expertly blends the passion of an art student with the expertise of an insider.”
Moore is an art historian, collector and author based in New York City. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in art education and museum studies at Columbia University and holds a master’s degree in museum studies from Harvard University. His writings about contemporary artists and the economics of art have been featured in Artsy Editorial, Cultured Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.