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Blues for Smoke

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Pittsburgh Memory, 1964 Collage of Printed Papers With Graphite on Cardboard 8 1/2 × 11 3/4 In. © Collection of halley k harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld, New York. Art © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
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La Vida, 1988 Oil on Canvas 96 × 114 Inches © Yale University Art Gallery Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection /Photo courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery
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Garden of Music, 1960 Oil on Canvas 79 1/2 × 143 In. (201.93 × 363.22 Cm) © Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York
Blues for Smoke
Curated by: Bennett Simpson

99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
February 7th, 2013 - April 28th, 2013
Opening: February 7th, 2013 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.whitney.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
EMAIL:  
info@whitney.org
PHONE:  
1 800 WHITNEY
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed - Sun 11-6, Fri 11-9

DESCRIPTION

Blues for Smoke brings into focus a wide range of contemporary art, music, literature, and film through the lens of the blues. Featuring the work of visual artists such as David Hammons, Zoe Leonard, and Jean-Michel Basquiat alongside the music of jazz, blues, and hip-hop legends, the exhibition considers how the blues might help us understand themes of place, performance, and identity in recent art.