Vaughn Spann ’18 on 9 Black Artists He’s Excited About Now

As a burgeoning collector, Vaughn Spann ’18 constantly on the lookout for promising young talents gathering momentum, and older artists whose flowers are long overdue. Since he started acquiring works in earnest in 2018, Spann’s collection has grown to include more than 150 works—many of them by an intergenerational swathe of Black artists that includes Alteronce GumbyStanley WhitneyTitus Kaphar, and Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe.

In honor of Black History Month, Spann curated “Under the Same Sun,” a sale featuring works by Black artists from across the diaspora that have sparked his interest. 

Read more at this Artsy article about what Spann admires about each artist, and makes the case for why they should be on your radar, too.