We are arranging our library this weekend. It includes over 1,500 books, rare books and catalogues and growing. This stack includes books featuring artist David Hammons, Nathaniel Mary Quinn,Hervé Telemaque, Firelei Baez and many other American black artists.
💥Rounding out #FeministArtFriday with one last favorite (of many more!) from We Wanted a Revolution: “Sapphire” by Alison Saar (1985).
Costume from Mlle Bourgeoise Noire (Miss Black Middle Class) performances by Lorraine O’Grady (1980s). See last two images for performance stills. . “Wearing a costume made of 180 pairs of white gloves from Manhattan thrift shops and carrying a white cat-o-nine-tails made of sail rope from a seaport store and studded with white chrysanthemums, Mlle Bourgeoise Noire (Miss Black Middle-Class) 1955 was an equal-opportunity critic. She gave timid black artists and thoughtless white institutions each a piece of her mind.” . #FeministArtFriday
#FeministArtFriday from We Wanted a Revolution: Ana Mendieta’s “Untitled” (Facial Cosmetic Variations) 1972. Seeing this series in person was such a treat 🧡
From We Wanted a Revolution, “Flower Sniffer,” by Emma Amos (1966). . Until I visited the show I didn’t realize that this self-portrait existed, although I had seen it before featured in the top left corner of “Sandy and her Husband.” Seeing these two paintings side-by-side really did something to me 🤩 . #FeministArtFriday
💥 This view! More favorites from We Wanted a Revolution at @albrightknox for #FeministArtFriday 💥 . Paintings in foreground by Emma Amos, clothing by Cleveland’s own Jae Jarrell, and large painting in the background by Faith Ringgold.
I made it just in time to see We Wanted a Revolution at @albrightknox last weekend. Sharing some of my favorites for #FeministArtFriday 💥 . “Sandy and Her Husband,” by Emma Amos (1973).