MERCER, VJ: Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement

Mercer, Valerie J. Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement. Detroit Institute of Arts, 2017. ISBN: 9780895581754. Unmarked text. Dust jacket over paperback cover has a closed tear at the flap and some edge wear. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Paperback. (#30342)

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The exhibition included 34 paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs produced by artists working both collectively and independently to address social and political issues surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and today. It is situated within the story of these collectives is the Detroit rebellion of 1967.

Accompanied exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts 23 July through 22 October 2017. Large french flaps. Beautifully illustrated. Also photographs. Exhibition checklist.

GILLIAM, S: Sam Gilliam: Paintings 1970-1975 (Fendrick Gallery, 1975)

Book cover. Sam Gilliam: Paintings 1970-1975 (Fendrick Gallery, 1975) Sam Gilliam: Paintings 1970-1975 (Fendrick Gallery, 1975). Fendrick Gallery, 1975. Unmarked. Tiny tear on the edge. A few spots of spattered paint on back cover. Good. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). (#30900)

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Accompanied an October 15 through November 8, 1975 exhibition at the Fendrick Gallery in Washington DC. Photograph of the artist in his studio. 2 color and 6 black-and-white plates. Catalogue of the exhibition.

Sam Gilliam (b. 1933) is one the great innovators in postwar American painting. An African American color field painter and lyrical abstractionist artist, he is associated with the Washington Color School, a group that developed a form of abstract art from color field painting in the 1950s and 1960s.

BACVA: Poster: The First Annual BACVA Awards Benefit (Artwork by Margo Humphrey)

Poster: The First Annual BACVA Awards Benefit (Artwork by Margo Humphrey) Poster: The First Annual BACVA Awards Benefit (Artwork by Margo Humphrey). BACVA, 1989. No marks or labels on the item. Very Good. Poster. (#17086) $125.00

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Advertises a March 20, 1989 event presented by the Bay Area Consortium for the Visual Arts (BACVA) and co-sponsored in part through the generosity of the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Original artwork for poster created by Margo Humphrey. Since Humphrey’s first solo exhibition in 1965, her art has been exhibited and collected worldwide, and it now resides in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

BACVA (1987-1991) was a pre-internet organization that attempted to provide a network for local groups, primarily through a calendar for outlining upcoming events. They also organized symposia for the organizations.

Poster contains two folds (folded so that the sponsor could mail it).