African-American Art
Adrian Piper
Adrian Piper
Paperback      ISBN: 1944379207
Adrian Piper: Race, Gender, and Embodiment
Adrian Piper
Race, Gender, and Embodiment
Paperback      ISBN: 0822349205
A critical appreciation of African American feminist artist Adrian Piper.
Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool
Barkley L. Hendricks
Birth of the Cool
Hardcover      ISBN: 0938989448
Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool accompanies the first career retrospective of the renowned American artist Barkley L. Hendricks. Hendricks was born in 1945 in Philadelphia. His unique work contains elements of both American realism and postmodernism, occupying a space between the portraitists Chuck Close and Alex Katz and the pioneering black conceptualists David Hammons and Adrian Piper. Hendricks is best known for his life-sized portraits of people of color from the urban northeast. His bold portrayal of his subject's attitude and style elevates the common person to celebrity status. Cool, empowering, and sometimes confrontational, Hendricks' artistic privileging of a culturally complex black body has paved the way for today's younger generation of artists. This richly illustrated book contains 100 color images of paintings created from 1964 to the present. It focuses primarily on the artist’s full-figure portraits, as well as lesser known early works and the artist's more recent portal-like landscape paintings. The catalog includes the most comprehensive bibliography on Hendricks to date, a timeline of the artist's life, and an interview with the artist by Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem. It also includes essays by Barkley L. Hendricks, Duke University art historian Richard J. Powell, exhibition curator Trevor Schoonmaker, and Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection. Publication of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Paperback      ISBN: 1858945194
Jean-Michel Basquiat was only twenty-seven when he died in 1988, his meteoric and often controversial career having lasted for just eight years. Despite his early death, Basquiat's powerful œuvre has ensured his continuing reputation as one of modern art's most distinctive voices. Borrowing from graffiti and street imagery, cartoons, mythology and religious symbolism, Basquiat's drawings and paintings explore issues of race and identity, providing social commentary that is shrewdly observed and biting. This bestselling book, now available in a compact edition, celebrates Basquiat's achievements in the contexts of the key influences on his art. It not only re-evaluates the artist's principal works and their meaning, but also explains what keeps his painting relevant today.

Basquiat: Boom for Real
Boom for Real
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791356364
Focusing on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s extraordinary breadth of influences, from graffiti to bebop jazz to Hollywood cinema, this exciting new survey charts his ground-breaking career.
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden
Bearden's Odyssey
Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden
Paperback      ISBN: 0810134896
Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Responding to the Art of Romare Bearden is a collection of thirty-five poems by the most celebrated African diaspora poets in the United States, presented together with full-color reproductions of Bearden’s famous Odyssey series.
Becoming Imperceptible
Becoming Imperceptible
Paperback      ISBN: 1938221133

Betye Saar: Still Tickin'
Betye Saar
Still Tickin'
Hardcover      ISBN: 0979893666
Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women: Works From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire
Reclaiming Images of Black Women: Works From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0692803173
Black and Blur
Black and Blur
Paperback      ISBN: 0822370166
In Black and Blur—the first volume in his consent not to be a single being trilogy—Fred Moten engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life, exploring a wide range of thinkers, musicians, and artists.