African-American Art
101 Contemporary Artists
101 Contemporary Artists
Paperback      ISBN: 0692650822
This special volume 1 edition features 101 of the most exciting artists from around the World. Curator Terrence Sanders has complied a survey of emerging and mid-career artists of the 21st century. The selection includes a wide variety of works by pioneering artists like Dan Tague, Jamel Shabazz, GEN Atem, Marcus Jansen, Franko B, John Boone, Walter Bortolossi, Miriam Bossard, Clayton Campbell, Laura Chasman, Eteri Chkadua, Citizen X, Sid Daniels, Mark Harris, Jed Jackson, Marilyn Murphy, alongside a new generation including Jessica Barroso Gomez, Shannondoah Buckley, Cecilia Charlton, Christopher Paul Dean, Scott Gengelbach, Graham Goddard, Hollis Hammonds, Nimai Kesten, Jenna Knoblach, John LaMacchia, Sherri Littlefield, Ariel Lockshaw, Michael Pribich, Gregory St. Amand, and Johan Wahlstrom.
1971: A Year in the Life of Color
A Year in the Life of Color
Hardcover      ISBN: 022613105x
Art historian Darby English is celebrated for working against the grain and plumbing gaps in historical narratives. In this book, he explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of black cultural politics: Contemporary Black Artists in America, shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The DeLuxe Show, an integrated abstract art exhibition presented in a renovated movie theater in a Houston ghetto. 1971 takes an insightful look at many black artists’ desire to gain freedom from overt racial representation, as well as their and their advocates’ efforts to further that aim through public exhibitions. Amid calls to define a “black aesthetic
30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection
30 Americans
Rubell Family Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 0982119593

60 Americans
60 Americans
Paperback      ISBN: 0998748455
’60 Americans’ is a response to the ill-gotten gains of flipper based collectors, money corrupted and trend obsessed gallerists, shopping mall (puppy mill/factory) inspired art fairs, nepotism and favoritism of the made men and women of fast track MFA programs in America. The 2nd annual 60 Americans exhibition/catalog offers an alternative perspective on what’s arguably relevant and important in the current landscape of American contemporary 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.
Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-atlantic Art and Music
Aesthetic of the Cool
Afro-atlantic Art and Music
Hardcover      ISBN: 193477295x
Presents a collection of essays on the African heritage in the art and music of the Americas.
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764331442
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.