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"Blues for Smoke": Ambiguity and Duality, Arpeggios and Be-bop Changes   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Roy DeCarava, Jeff Donaldson, Melvin Edwards, Renee Green, David Hammons, Martin Kippenbenger, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Mark Morrisroe, William Pope.L, Lorna Simpson, Bob Thompson, Wu Tsang, Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Whitten, Martin Wong at Whitney Museum of American Art February 7th, 2013 - April 28th, 2013
Posted 4/1/13
“The blues self is an improvised self. It doesn’t shy away from the difficulty that that entails. When you improvise yourself in culture, you may get some blowback.”[1] Halfway through the exhibition, a nondescript listening station for John “Jaki” Byard’s 1960 release Blues for Smoke hangs on the wall facing Glenn Ligon’s oil and acrylic text-based reflections and Zoe Leonard’s vintage blue suitcases. When you wander through the exhibition, don’t forget to look for it—you might miss it. If... [more]
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Portraits: The African Head   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Charles Alston, Robert Arneson, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Mary Borgman, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Diane Edison, Chester Higgins Jr., Whitfield Lovell, Robert Mapplethorpe, Charles White, Peter Williams, Hank Willis Thomas, John Wilson, Richard Wyatt Jr., Richard Yarde at Las Cruces Museum of Art December 3rd, 2010 - January 22nd, 2011
Posted 12/6/10
The theme of the exhibition, Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection, is the protrayal of the African head in representational and conceptual portraiture. The modern and contemporary artists featured in this exhibition, both directly and indirectly, explore the social, political, and culture nuances of the African face and head in fine art and popular visual culture. Work by the following artists is featured in this exhibition: Charles Alston, Robert Arneson, Romare Bear... [more]
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