Jamel Shabazz

Silent Auction

January 24-February 23

BSB Gallery is proud to host the silent auction of Jamel Shabazz's photographic prints. The Trenton Downtown Association printed these works, with the permission of the artist, who signed and donated them for his exhibition, "Love is the Message", in August 2018.

About the Artist:

Jamel Shabazz is best known for his iconic photographs of New York City during the 1980s. A documentary, fashion, and street photographer, he has authored 8 monographs; Back in the days, The Last Sunday in June, A Time Before Crack, Seconds of my Life, The Remix, Represent, Pieces of a Man, and Sights in the City, and contributed to over three dozen other photography related books. His photographs have been exhibited worldwide, and his work is housed within the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Over the years, Shabazz has instructed young students at the Studio Museum in Harlem’s “Expanding the Walls” Project, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture “Teen Curators” program, and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Shabazz is also a member of the African American photography collective, Kamoinge Inc. and his goal as an artist is to contribute to the preservation of world history and culture.

To find out more visit: www.jamelshabazz.com

To bid on either of these works by Jamel Shabazz, please click the link to register and bid.  Bidding starts January 24th at 5 am and ends February 24 at midnight.

Jamel Shabazz Silent Auction

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Four Shades

of Grey

Original Print by Jamel Shabazz

Valued at $4,000

Item Description

25”x42”

Signed Special Edition Print 
Valued at $4,000 

Proceeds Will Be Donated To: 
Trenton Downtown Association’s BSB Gallery

The BSB Gallery is Trenton Downtown Association's (TDA) latest contribution to the Creek to Canal Creative District (C2C), Trenton's first arts and cultural district. This new space will be a platform to promote and recognize all the extraordinary art being created in our Capital City. The new gallery is supported by grant funding generously provided by the George H. and Estelle M. Sands Foundation and by Isles, Inc. with support from the New Jersey Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program.

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Church Ladies

Original Print by Jamel Shabazz

Valued at $4,000

Item Description

25”x42” 
Luster Print on Paper

Signed Special Edition Print 
Valued at $4,000

Proceeds Will Be Donated To: 
Artworks Trenton

Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center, promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. Our classes, exhibitions, and events make art an accessible experience for all. With this mission, the Board’s goal is to provide opportunities for building and developing community through the arts. Our programs, events and partnerships seek to build community among and between art students of all ages, professional and amateur artists, inner city and suburban residents, diehard art fans and first time art appreciators.

Founded in 1964 to offer professional support for artists, our predecessor organization, the Princeton Art Association, was located in Princeton until 1988 when it moved to Trenton and became known as Artworks. During the 1990s and early 2000s, Artworks produced exhibitions of regional artists in the main gallery; the program “Learning through Art,” developed by the Guggenheim Museum was offered to Trenton Public Schools; portfolio preparation for Trenton Central High School art students; as well as a range of adult, children, and family visual arts programs.

In 2007 the Artworks began a program called Art All Night – an annual 24 –hour art extravaganza that builds community by allowing any artist area to display one piece of art, regardless of their artistic ability, age, or media. This year, over 1000 artists displayed their works, and over 30,000 people attended the 2013 event, which is totally free of charge. In addition, Artworks hosts gallery exhibitions, workshops, and classes. Our current goal is to add a multi-level after school program for Trenton youth ranging from first grade through college-bound high school students.