EXPLORATIONS IN THE CITY OF LIGHT: AFRICAN - AMERICAN ARTISTS IN PARIS, 1945 - 1965 Exhibition Catalogue 1ST
Catalogue of an exhibition organized and held at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City from January 18 thru June 2, 1996.
This exhibit, the first in-depth exploration of the lure of postwar Paris for African American artists, profiles the work of EDWARD CLARK, BARBARA CHASE-RIBOUD, HAROLD COUSINS, BEAUFORD DELANEY, HERBERT GENTRY, LOIS MAILOU JONES, and LARRY POTTER. While they made their way to Paris separately over those 20 years, the city offered all of them critical attention, visibility, and an artistic and racial freedom unavailable in America.
Published by the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, 1996. First edition. Introduction by Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Essays by Michel Fabre, Catherine Barnard, Peter Selz, and Valerie J. Mercer. Illustrated softcovers with French flaps, 11"x 8.5", 100 pages, richly illustrated with color and b&w throughout, includes photographs of the artists, and others. VERY GOOD Condition: the front cover has a few accidental penned lines, some tiny stains, otherwise the covers are bright and the spine is uncreased, internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked.