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Chaz Guest’s “The Planning” (2021), in oil and Japanese Sumi ink on linen, is part of his series depicting the all-Black U.S. Army regiments known as the Buffalo Soldiers, which served on the frontier after the Civil War.

Chaz Guest

The Planning, 2021

Oil and Japanese Sumi ink on linen

72 x 120 inches (182.9 x 304.8 cm)

© Chaz Guest; Photo by Toshi Sakurai; Courtesy of the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery


Alumnus Chaz Guest, ’85, a painter whose fans include Herbie Hancock, Vanessa Williams, Former President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Angelina Jolie has a major feature article in the New York Times Arts section about his career and a new exhibition of his work in New York City. A resident of Los Angeles, Calif., Guest got his start as an artist in New York years ago, so the new exhibition at Vito Schnabel Gallery, “Memories of Warriors,” his first in the city in over 25 years, represents a kind of homecoming for him

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