WINCH, J: The Elite of Our People: Joseph Willson’s Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia

Winch, Julie (editor). The Elite of Our People: Joseph Willson’s Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia. Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, 2000. ISBN: 0271020210. Factory sealed. Like New. Paperback. (#30730) $26.00

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First published in 1841, this book predates W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Philadelphia Negro by more than half a century. Written by Joseph Willson, a southern black man who had moved to Philadelphia, to convince whites that the African-American community in his adopted city did indeed have a class structure, and he offers advice to his black readers about how they should use their privileged status.

Extensive notes and introduction by Julie Winch. 216p. 9 black-and-white illustrations. Measures 5.5×8.5 inches.

WITTE DE WITH: Street: behind the Cliche / Brian Jungen (Program Autumn/Winter 2006/7)

Cover. Street: behind the Cliche / Brian Jungen (Witte de With Program Autumn/Winter 2006/7)Schafhausen, Nicolaus. Street: behind the Cliche / Brian Jungen (Witte de With Program Autumn/Winter 2006/7). Rotterdam: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 2006. Unmarked text. Star stamped on front end page. Very Good. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). (#30708) $20.00

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Text in Dutch and English.

Accompanied two exhibitions at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art: Street: Behind the Cliche (9 Sept–19 Nov 2006) and Brian Jungen (2 Dec 2006–11 Feb 2007). A few illustrations.

Street: behind the cliche was a thematic exhibition on the public street in the Netherlands featuring 28 artists.

This was Canadian artist Brian Jungen’s first large scale, solo exhibition in Europe.

Liam Gillick interview. Sarah Morris interview. 32p. Measures 6×9.5 inches.

Inside page. Street: behind the Cliche / Brian Jungen (Witte de With Program Autumn/Winter 2006/7)

ZOLBERG, VL: Outsider Art: Contesting Boundaries in Contemporary Culture

Zolberg, Vera L.; Cherbo, Joni Maya (editors). Outsider Art: Contesting Boundaries in Contemporary Culture. Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0521589215. Unmarked book. Bumped edges. Blank white label on back cover. Henri Rousseau image pasted onto front end page. Very Good. Paperback. (#30707) $14.00

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Explores the historical roots of this post-modern condition and analyses the processes of attaining artistic recognition. Black-and-white illustrations.

Contributors include Anne E. Bowler, Joni Maya Cherbo, Henry C. Finney, Judy Levine, Irit Rogoff, Andras Szanto, and others. Index. Bibliography. 218p.