Saturday, December 31, 2022

A&O Acquistions for 2022: Cook, Kehinde, Parnell

By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"Edge of the City" (2009) by Michael Cook
Two Jesus-art works stand out among the 13 acquisitions made in 2022 (versus three in 2021). They are Michael Cook's "Edge of the City," a contemporary depiction of the two thieves crucified with Christ, and Kehinde Wiley's "Death of Saint Joseph," foster father of Jesus, printed onto a basketball. The final religious-themed work was Jay Parnell's “St. Josephine Bakhita of Sudan, Spe Salvi.”

Friday, December 31, 2021

A&O Acquisitions for 2021: Amir, Cook, Díaz

By Ernest Disney-Britton
We purchased one painting the year my mother died. The previous year, we acquired 12 works. The purchased work, “The Key” by Raul Arturo Diaz was acquired a month after mom’s funeral. I needed something to reduce the pain. It didn’t help. There were two other acquisitions that were not purchased in 2021. We are grateful to our dear friend Rishard Allen for the gift print of "The Last Supper" by Atlanta artist Jalen Amir. Another was a 2020 commission completed in 2021, "Tru: The Bond Stands for All Things" by UK artist Michael Cook. Mom, Verneida Britton, died on Palm Sunday, March 28, surrounded by family. 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

A&O Acquisitions 2020

"Crucifixion" by Harmonia Rosales
We've been collecting together since 2009, and during this Covid-19 year, we more than doubled our level of collecting ever before. Led by Luke 12:34, "For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also," we followed our hearts to support visual artists during the pandemic. The 12 acquisitions in 2020 were: