Now dig this! : art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980 (Book, 2011) []
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Now dig this! : art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980

Now dig this! : art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980

Author: Kellie Jones; Hazel V Carby; Getty Foundation,; Hammer Museum,
Publisher: Los Angeles : Hammer Museum : University of California ; Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [First edition]View all editions and formats
This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated catalogue offers an in-depth survey of the incredibly vital but often overlooked legacy of Los Angeles's African American artists, featuring many never-before-seen works.

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kellie Jones; Hazel V Carby; Getty Foundation,; Hammer Museum,
ISBN: 9783791351360 3791351362
OCLC Number: 729342146
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]."
Description: 351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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.
Other Titles: Art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980
Responsibility: [edited by] Kellie Jones ; with contributions by Hazel V. Carby [and seven others] ; [acknowledgments, an introction [by] Kellie Jones].
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