Testimony: Vernacular Art of the African-American South
by Kinshasha Conwill and Arthur C. Danto
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2002
List Price: $39.95
Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe
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Speaking powerfully and directly to a growing audience, African-American vernacular art is making its mark in the art world. In this outstanding collection of contemporary art, works by 27 self-taught artists bear eloquent testimony to the social, cultural, and spiritual experiences of Southern African Americans.Thornton Dial Sr., Ronald Lockett, Bessie Harvey, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young head a roster of leading artists in this genre. Five scholars explore the significance of these emotionally charged, culturally complex artworks and their context in the larger art world; brief biographies and the artists’ own statements are included.Testimony accompanies a traveling exhibition organized by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Exhibitions International.
- Art / American / African American
- Art / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
- Art / Folk & Outsider Art
- Art / History / General
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