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Blues for smoke

Author: Bennett Simpson; Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2012.
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"Covering nearly half a century and including the works of some 50 artists in a wide variety of media, this book looks beyond ideas of musical category to identify the blues as a visual and cultural idiom that has informed multiple generations of artists--from Romare Bearden and William Eggleston to David Hammons and David Simon, creator of the television series The Wire. Generously illustrated with paintings,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bennett Simpson; Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
ISBN: 9783791352534 3791352539
OCLC Number: 829232470
Notes: This publication accompanies the exhibition "Blues for Smoke," organized by Bennett Simpson and presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, October 20, 2012-January 7, 2013.
Description: 222 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Jaki Byard : Blues for smoke / Fred Moten --
This air / Bennett Simpson --
The wire and the blues / Glenn Ligon --
The timeless blues / George E. Lewis --
Muse & drudge / Harryette Mullen --
My blues love affair / Wanda Coleman --
Five lines four spaces / Jack Whitten --
There : a feeling / Gregg Bordowitz --
From a broken bottle traces of perfume still emanate, volume five / Nathaniel Mackey.
Responsibility: organized by Bennett Simpson.

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This book, which accompanies a large-scale thematic exhibition, considers the experimental impulse in ideas and forms of "The Blues" - and how it is manifested in a variety of works by contemporary  Read more...

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"A rousing success."--The Santa Fe New Mexican

 
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