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FOUR GENERATIONS: THE JOYNER/GIUFFRIDA COLLECTION OF ABSTRACT ART. Ed. by Courtney J. Martin. Gregory R. Miller & Co., New York, 2016. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 384 pp. with 226 ills. (209 col.). 27 x 24 cm. LC 2016-23942 ISBN 9781941366103 In English.
Publisher's description: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary work by African and African Diasporan artists. Four Generations draws upon the collection's unparalleled holdings to explore the critical contributions made by black artists to the evolution of visual art in the 20th and 21st centuries. llustrated with hundreds of works, it also features texts by leading artists, writers and curators. Four major essays outline the unifying themes and historical background on the struggles, innovations, communities and questions that have driven the development of African American and African arts. Short essays on single artists and significant works punctuate each historical chapter, discussing artists such as Kara Walker, Mark Bradford, Lorna Simpson, Norman Lewis, Glenn Ligon, Theaster Gates, Clifford Owens, Jennie C. Jones, Julie Mehretu and more. The catalogue is further illustrated with major works by artists from throughout the last century, such as Beaford Delaney, Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, David Hammons, Sam Gilliam, Lauren Halsey, Oscar Murillo, Jayson Mousson, Robin Rhode, Zander Blom and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — United States — Post-1945 — Several Media — African American Artists
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 174989
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