CCCA x Christie’s | 100 Years of Harlem:
Resonating Around the World

Online, 26 March – 4 April

Christie’s is thrilled to host 100 Years of Harlem: Resonating Around the World, a showcase of 30 artworks by artists connected to Harlem and City College Center for the Arts. The exhibition is curated by Omo Misha, and celebrates the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance, a formative time in New York City’s art scene. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the contributing artists with the remainder earmarked for the City College Center for the Arts' Youth Arts Empowerment Program, which each year provides free art workshops, performances and lectures to more than 8,000 underserved youth in the Harlem community.

The mission of The City College Center for the Arts is to provide a creative arts center and focal point for The City College of New York, building a sense of community within the College, elevating the profile of Aaron Davis Hall in the greater New York area, and connecting the College to the surrounding community through the arts.

The auction

100 Years of Harlem: Resonating
Around the World

Christie's present its first collaborative exhibition and silent auction with City College Center for the Arts, powered by Givergy. Curated by Omo Misha, the auction celebrates Harlem as teacher and muse for diverse artists across time, with works by visual artists from Harlem and across the country.

Viewing room | 100 Years of Harlem: Resonating Around
the World

Explore works from the auction


  • TYREE GUYTON (b. 1955)


    acrylic and paper collage on metal car hood
    41 x 48 x 17 in. (104.1 x 121.9 x 43.2 cm.)
    Executed in 2004
    In original condition inherent to the artwork

  • DANNY SIMMONS (b. 1953)

    You big drip

    signed, inscribed and dated 'Danny Simmons 2016 Bullet hole' (on the reverse)
    acrylic and fabric collage on canvas
    72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm.)
    Executed in 2016.

  • FAITH RINGGOLD (b. 1930)

    Groovin' High

    signed, titled, numbered and dated '203/425 Groovin High Faith Ringgold 1996' (lower edge)
    screenprint in colors, on wove paper
    image: 24 x 39 in. (61 x 99.1 cm.)
    sheet: 32 ½ x 43 7/8 in. (82.6 x 111.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1996. This work is number 203 from an edition of 425.

  • LOLA FLASH (b. 1959)

    Syzygy 1

    signed and numbered 'Lola Flash 1/5' (on the reverse)
    image: 28 x 22 5/8 in. (71.1 x 57.5 cm.)
    sheet: 29 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (75.9 x 60.6 cm.)
    Executed in 2019. This work is number one from an edition of five.

  • JONATHAN HARRIS (b. 1988)

    Looking to You

    signed and dated 'Jonathan Harris 2021' (lower right)
    acrylic on canvas
    36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm.)
    Painted in 2021.

Exhibition & events

Exhibition Times
26 March – 4 April 2022
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 1–5pm

Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
Lobby Gallery

Leah Kuttruff
+212 636 2486

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Please join us virtually for a stimulating discussion centered on the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance and the relationship each artist has with the Harlem community. The conversation will be moderated by the show’s curator, Omo Misha, who is also the curator for Windows on Amsterdam Gallery on behalf of City College Center for the Arts.

About the curator

Meet Omo Misha

Omo Misha means "Misha's children" in Yoruba. It is a name that has come to identify curator, Misha McGlown, and her multi-faceted practice in the arts. Misha currently serves as curator for the Windows on Amsterdam Gallery on behalf of City College Center for the Arts, Director of the Irwin House Global Art Center and Gallery in Detroit, MI, and has remained a member of the Arts & Education staff at Symphony Space since 2003. A resource for a long list of Harlem and Tri-State area artists and cultural institutions, her curatorial practice serves for the expansion of ideas, conversations, careers, and communities through the arts.


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