Now Dig This!: Art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980

Now Dig This!: Art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980
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Description Notes: "Published with the assistance of The Getty Foundation." "Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Oct. 2, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012." "This exhibition is a part of Pacific Standard Time.--P. [7]." Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Foreword / Ann Philbin -- Acknowledgments / Kellie Jones -- Now dig this! : an introduction / Kellie Jones -- The art of creative survival / Daniel Widener -- Defending Black imagination : the "L.A. Rebellion" school of Black filmmakers / Jacqueline Stewart -- Black art in L.A. : photographs by Robert A. Nakamura / Karin Higa -- Find the cave, hold the torch : making art shows since Walter Popps / Franklin Sirmans -- Los Angeles snapshots / Roberto Tejada -- Rebellion and its aftermath : assemblage and film in L.A. and London / Naima J. Keith -- Figuring the future in Los(t) Angeles / Hazel V. Carby -- Frontrunners : Melvin Edwards ; William Pajaud ; Betye Saar ; Charles White ; Friends: Mark di Suvero, Ron Miyashiro, Tyrus Wong -- Assembling : Daniel LaRue Johnson ; John Outterbridge ; Noah Purifoy ; John T. Riddle Jr. ; Betye Saar ; Friends: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Virginia Jaramillo, Gordon Wagner, Andrew Zermeño/Mechicano Art Center -- Artists/gallerists : Alonzo Davis ; Dale Brockman Davis ; Suzanne Jackson ; Samella Lewis ; Friends: Sister Karen Boccalero/Self Help Graphics, Marie Johnson Calloway, Elizabeth Leigh-Taylor -- Post/minimalism and performance : Fred Eversley ; David Hammons ; Maren Hassinger ; Ulysses Jenkins ; Senga Nengudi ; Friends: John Altoon, Houston Conwill, Charles Gaines, Joe Overstreet, Raymond Saunders -- Epilogue: A suitcase : George Clack ; Dan Concholar ; Ruth G. Waddy -- Selected chronology, 1960-80 / Jennifer Vanore. Summary: This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated catalogue offers the first in-depth survey of the incredibly vital but often overlooked legacy of Los Angeles's African American artists, featuring many never-before-seen works, some of which were previously considered lost. Now Dig This! will feature artists including Melvin Edwards, Fred Eversley, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Alonzo Davis, Dale Brockman Davis, Noah Purifoy, Betye Saar, and Charles White, connecting their work to larger movements, trends, and ideas that fuelled the arts during this important era of creative, cultural, and political ferment. The publication also explores the significant network of friendships and collaborations made across racial lines, while underscoring the influence that African American artists had on the era's larger movements and trends. Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980 is part of Pacific Standard Time, an initiative of the Getty. Biography: KELLIE JONES teaches art history at Columbia University in New York City. She has worked as a curator for more than two decades and has organized several exhibitions for museums and galleries around the United States.
ISBN 9783791351360
Quantity 1
Authors Kellie Jones, Hazel V Carby, Jacqueline Stewart, Robert Tejada, Daniel Widener, Franklin Sirmans, Karin Higa
Format Hardback
Publisher Prestel Publishing, New York
Category Art from a specific town/city/region
Keyword Race (concept)
Related City/Region Los Angeles
Related Country/Global Region United States of America (USA)
Related Event Pacific Standard Time exhibition
Language English

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