Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An essay on the Compton Cowboys, a documentary about disco icon Sylvester, advice for recent graduates and more

An Ongoing List of Black-Owned Art Spaces Around the World With 85+ spaces so far, Dazed Digital’s ongoing list of Black-owned galleries, museums and art spaces includes locations all over—from London to Lagos. Another industry in which systemic oppression and racism quietly festers, the art world sees “no shortage of the works of Black artists being exhibited, sold, and auctioned, but there remains a disparity …

The Compton Cowboys Ride at Black Lives Matter Protests

Through photography by Ivan McClellan, Walter Thompson-Hernández and Akasha Rabut, as well as an essay by Miss Rosen, Dazed Digital explores the Compton Cowboys’ (a group of childhood friends “continuing the cowboy tradition of rebellion and reclaiming its roots”) recent participation in protests against systemic racism and police brutality in LA. Randy Hook—the cowboys’ leader and executive director for the non-profit organization Compton Junior Equestrians—explains …

Robert M Rubin’s Comprehensive Monograph, “Richard Prince: Cowboy”

Featuring photography, painted works, ephemera and erotica, a survey of the artist's interest in the American West

Across 480 pages, Robert M Rubin’s sprawling survey, Richard Prince: Cowboy, centers on the photographer’s exploration of the American cowboy archetype as it is characterized in film and advertising. Prince began his career in the latter, at Time Inc, where he was tasked with clipping text and imagery from magazines. This process of cutting and pasting informed his most immediate artistic endeavors after departing the industry: …