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Auction marks finale for Johnson Publishing; Collection features works from 75 African American artists

Jan 03, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

The dismantling of Johnson Publishing, the bankrupt former publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, will be nearly completed with a Jan. 30 auction of the last remaining assets of value -- an artwork collection that once adorned the walls of its Chicago headquarters.

The art auction, set to take place in a New York gallery, will feature a collection of paintings, sculptures and other works from 75 African American artists, most of which was assembled after the 1971 opening of Johnson Publishi...