Saturday, January 18, 2020

Pamela J. Joyner, Art Collector: Shaping Art in the New Decade

ARTNEWS
By Sarah Douglas
Pamela J. Joyner with William T. Williams’s Eastern Star, 1971. ©NATHANAEL TURNER
Pamela Joyner has some advice for collectors who are just starting out: “Figure out where the vacuum is, where the void is, where the need is. So whatever the void is, find the need and fill the gap.” That’s what she told an audience last year in San Francisco, where she and her husband, Alfred J. Giuffrida, are based, and that is exactly what she did 20 years ago, when she began a collection of abstract art by African-American artists that now encompasses more than 300 works by artists like Alma Thomas, Sam Gilliam, and Mark Bradford. There is no trifling objective behind the couple’s acquisitions. [More]
William T. Williams by Mona Hadler
William T. Williams By CHRISTOPHER BEDFORD for WYPR