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Four Generations: The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art Cover Image
By Courtney Martin (Editor), Mary Campbell (Introduction by), Christopher Bedford (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9781941366264
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Published: Gregory R. Miller & Company - November 26th, 2019

The acclaimed overview of Black abstract art, now in an expanded edition with nearly 100 additional color plates

Peter Saul: Pop, Funk, Bad Painting and More Cover Image
By Peter Saul (Artist), Annabelle Teneze (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), John Yau (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9783775745734
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Published: Hatje Cantz - November 26th, 2019

New York-based painter Peter Saul (born 1934) has consistently challenged the conventions of art, history and politics with his radical, unrefined style. Positioned emphatically outside of the canon of pop art, Saul's exuberantly grotesque works exhibit an ironic and caustic humor that simultaneously breaks down and celebrates his subjects.

Barkley L. Hendricks: Works on Paper Cover Image
By Barkley Hendricks (Artist), Laila Pedro (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9788857241470
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Published: Skira Editore - November 26th, 2019

Paintings of plants and fruit by Barkley L. Hendricks, famed for his postmodern portraiture of Black Americans

Roy DeCarava: Light Break Cover Image
By Roy DeCarava (By (artist)), Sherry Turner DeCarava (Text by), ZoƩ Whitley (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781644230251
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Published: David Zwirner Books - November 5th, 2019

Light Break presents the first survey since 1996 of photographer Roy DeCarava, an essential figure of American art and culture, whose “poetry of vision” re-forms urban life, labor, love, and jazz into the discovery of “an intimate, emotional arc of transformation.”

Though DeCarava often refrained from public discussion of his work, this catalogue provid

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion Cover Image
By Antwaun Sargent, Addy Campbell (Photographer), Arielle Bobb-Willis (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781597114684
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Published: Aperture - October 29th, 2019

In The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The featuring of the Black figure and Black runway and cover models in the media and art has been one marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities.

True Grit: American Prints from 1900 to 1950 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606066270
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Published: J. Paul Getty Museum - October 22nd, 2019

An engaging look at early twentieth-century American printmaking, which frequently focused on the crowded, chaotic, and “gritty” modern city.
In the first half of the twentieth century, a group of American artists influenced by the painter and teacher Robert Henri aimed to reject the pretenses of academic fine art and polite society.

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens: The Dreamwork of Isaiah Zagar Cover Image
By Emily Smith, David Soffa (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781680980233
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Published: Camino Books - September 1st, 2019

Philadelphia Magic Gardens: The Dreamwork\ of Isaiah Zagar captures the artistry of one of Philadelphia's most prolific muralists. Begun in 1994 and opened for the public 2008, Zagar's Magic Gardens overflows from its empty lot on South Street to cover the landscape in a labyrinthine display of found objects.

Pop Art Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836523370
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Published: Taschen - October 16th, 2019

Peaking in the 1960s, Pop Art began as a revolt against mainstream approaches to art and culture and evolved into a wholesale interrogation of modern society, consumer culture, the role of the artist, and of what constituted an artwork.

Donald Judd Cover Image
By Donald Judd (Artist), Catherine Millet (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9782910055844
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Published: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - March 17th, 2020

This publication presents key works by Donald Judd (1928-94), presented in a seminal exhibition at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Xerox Cover Image
By Jean-Michel Basquiat (Artist), Dieter Buchhart (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Christopher Stackhouse (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9783775745857
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Published: Hatje Cantz - October 8th, 2019

Copy, paste: Basquiat's collaged Xerox paintings presage today's sampling aesthetics

We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643360126
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Published: University of South Carolina Press - October 23rd, 2019

We the people--these words embody the ethos of what it means to be an American citizen. As individuals we are a tapestry of colors and creeds; united we are a nation committed to preserving our hard-earned freedom.

ISBN: 9780295746432
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Published: University of Washington Press - September 17th, 2019

In November 1977, The New Yorker published a feature-length biography of artist Romare Bearden by Calvin Tomkins as part of its "Profiles" series. The essay, titled Profile: Putting Something Over Something Else (using Bearden's words to describe the creative process), brought national focus to Bearden, whose rise had seemed meteoric since the late 1960s.

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