PUBLISHER
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 12 in. / 204 pgs / 150 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 119   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780934418744 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00 GBP £40.00

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Not available

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts, 05/16/15-08/02/15

Minneapolis, MN
Walker Art Center, 09/03/15-01/24/16

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Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting

Text by Kathryn Kanjo, Robert Storr, Quincy Troupe.

Featured image is reproduced from <i>Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting</i>.For five decades, New York-based artist Jack Whitten (born 1939) has explored the possibilities of paint, the role of the artist and the allure of materials. As a child of the segregated South, he bears witness to expressions of evil and the resilience of the human spirit. From his first spectral canvases to his recent mosaic canvases, Whitten's compelling compositions have spanned a half-century of artistic innovation. Showcasing approximately 60 canvases, this survey--the first substantial volume on the artist--reveals Whitten as an innovator who uses abstraction in its newest idioms to achieve an enduring gravitas. Whitten's abiding engagement with scientific systems (as structure), social issues (as evidence) and commitment to the power of visual expression (materiality) show him to be an artist both of his time and for the present.

Featured image is reproduced from Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting.

Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/21/2015

Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting

Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting, Brilliant Corners (For Thelonious 'Sphere' Monk)

"Sigmar Polke, yeah. I knew immediately the fucking guy was on drugs," Jack Whitten says to Robert Storr in their extensive, extremely engaging interview published in Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting. "Immediately I knew. Why did I know? Because I recognized the light. We in America had been there. We did it. It has a specific light. Anyone who is high and uses paint, that light comes up, I know immediately what they’re doin’. There’s a structure to it. It gives you a way of turning loose, alright? I knew that from the early jazz musicians that I met here in New York. I used to hang out in the jazz clubs. You know, you’re talking to somebody that actually knew Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Kenny Dorham, Miles Davis—I actually knew those people. Jackie McLean—that was my thing, hanging out in jazz clubs. ‘Cause even up into the early ‘60s, I still thought that I had a shot with my tenor saxophone." Featured image is Brilliant Corners (For Thelonious 'Sphere' Monk) (1973). continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/20/2015

Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting

Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting, Pink Psyche Queen

"Pink Psyche Queen" (1973) is reproduced from Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting, the first substantial overview of this important yet egregiously overlooked artist—published to accompany the retrospective currently on view at the Walker Art Center. "I came to New York to study at the Cooper Union in 1960," Whitten is quoted in Kathryn Kanjo's essay. "I came in at a time right at the end of Abstract Expressionism, Pop artists were moving in. There were a lot of things in flux. I came in at a time where the scene was open. I had the opportunity to know Bill de Kooning; I had the opportunity to know Franz Kline; I had the opportunity to know Philip Guston, Barney Newman, Rothko. All these people actually met with me, talked to me. I was just a student, an art student! People were more open. The scene was more open. Okay, all these people were white, but at the same time I met Romare Bearden; I met Jacob Lawrence; I met Norman Lewis. Can you imagine what this meant for me? I’m getting information from both sides of the divide and, believe me, we’re talking a divide. Those divides did not meet. By being a student—my coming in at that opportune time—I had access to both sides of the divide. In retrospect, this was the best thing that could have happened to me, a young, black kid from Alabama—from the background that I came out of—to have access to these kinds of people. I am talking mentor figures." continue to blog


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BLACK LIVES 1900: W.E.B. DU BOIS AT THE PARIS EXPOSITION

Introduction by Jacqueline Francis, Stephen G. Hall. Foreword by David Adjaye. Contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

REDSTONE PRESS

ISBN: 9781942884538
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 10/29/2019
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SUZANNE JACKSON: FIVE DECADES

Edited with text by Rachel Reese. Foreword by Betye Saar. Text by Aberjhani, Tiffany E. Barber, Melanee C. Harvey, Julia Elizabeth Neal.

TELFAIR MUSEUMS

ISBN: 9780933075214
USD $34.95
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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
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GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9781941366264
USD $55.00
| CAN $75 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 11/26/2019
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Edited with text by Darby English, Charlotte Barat. Text by Mabel O. Wilson, et al.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ISBN: 9781633450349
USD $65.00
| CAN $82

Pub Date: 8/20/2019
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D.A.P./TATE

ISBN: 9781942884170
USD $39.95
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Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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30 Americans

30 AMERICANS

Edited by Juan Valadez. Preface by Rubell Family. Text by Franklin Sirmans, Glenn Ligon, Michele Wallace, Robert Hobbs.

RUBELL MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780971634121
USD $45.00
| CAN $62 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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Basquiat's "Defacement"

BASQUIAT'S "DEFACEMENT"

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780892075485
USD $29.95
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Pub Date: 7/23/2019
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Edited with text by Dieter Buchhart. Text by Christopher Stackhouse, Eric Robertson.

HATJE CANTZ/NAHMAD CONTEMPORARY

ISBN: 9783775745857
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 10/8/2019
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Purvis Young

PURVIS YOUNG

RUBELL MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780991177059
USD $49.95
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Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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member: Pope.L, 1978–2001

MEMBER: POPE.L, 1978–2001

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450868
USD $40.00
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Pub Date: 11/19/2019
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Fazal Sheikh & Teju Cole: Human Archipelago

FAZAL SHEIKH & TEJU COLE: HUMAN ARCHIPELAGO

Text by Teju Cole.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958295681
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album

FRANCES BENJAMIN JOHNSTON: THE HAMPTON ALBUM

Edited with text by Sarah Hermanson Meister. Contribution by LaToya Ruby Frazier.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ISBN: 9781633450813
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Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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Robin Rhode: Memory Is the Weapon

ROBIN RHODE: MEMORY IS THE WEAPON

Edited with text by Uta Ruhkamp. Foreword by Andreas Beitin. Text by Don Mattera, James Matthews, Robin Rhode, Gladys Thomas.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775746052
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 11/19/2019
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Martin Puryear: Liberty / Libertà

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Foreword by Brooke Kamin Rapaport. Text by Anne Wagner, Tobi Haslett, Darby English.

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9781941366240
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Pub Date: 7/23/2019
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Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis

KEHINDE WILEY: SAINT LOUIS

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ROBERTS PROJECTS

ISBN: 9780991488995
USD $40.00
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Pub Date: 1/22/2019
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Kara Walker: Figa

KARA WALKER: FIGA

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DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

ISBN: 9786185039325
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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Adam Pendleton: Our Ideas

ADAM PENDLETON: OUR IDEAS

PACE GALLERY

ISBN: 9781909406308
USD $40.00
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Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day

MARK BRADFORD: TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9781941366141
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 6/27/2017
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Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

INVISIBLE MAN: GORDON PARKS AND RALPH ELLISON IN HARLEM

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

ISBN: 9783958291096
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 6/28/2016
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Black Is A Color

BLACK IS A COLOR

By Elvan Zabunyan.

DIS VOIR

ISBN: 9782914563208
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Pub Date: 1/15/2006
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Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, New York Street Photographs

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Introduction by Marla Hamburg Kennedy. Interview by Cheryl Dunn.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862085229
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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Charles White: Black Pope

CHARLES WHITE: BLACK POPE

Text by Esther Adler.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450271
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Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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Betye Saar: Still Tickin'

BETYE SAAR: STILL TICKIN'

Interview by Sara Cochran.

SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

ISBN: 9780979893667
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 8/22/2017
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Leslie Hewitt

LESLIE HEWITT

Edited by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.

OSMOS BOOKS

ISBN: 9780986166587
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer

BETYE SAAR: UNEASY DANCER

FONDAZIONE PRADA

ISBN: 9788887029673
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 2/28/2017
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Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958292628
USD $145.00
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Pub Date: 5/23/2017
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Jennie C. Jones: Compilation

JENNIE C. JONES: COMPILATION

Edited and text by Valerie Cassel Oliver. Foreword by Bill Arning. Text by Hilton Als, Huey Copeland, George E. Lewis.

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9781941366080
USD $50.00
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Pub Date: 1/26/2016
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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

JACOB LAWRENCE: THE MIGRATION SERIES

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450400
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Pub Date: 2/28/2017
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Parkett No. 98: Ed Atkins, Theaster Gates, Lee Kitt, Mika Rottenberg

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Edited by Nikki Columbus.

PARKETT

ISBN: 9783907582589
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Pub Date: 7/26/2016
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Parkett No. 59 Maurizio Cattelan, Yayoi Kusama, Kara Walker

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Artwork by Yayoi Kusama, Kara Walker. Edited by Maurizio Cattelan.

PARKETT

ISBN: 9783907582091
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Pub Date: 10/2/2000
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Martin Puryear

MARTIN PURYEAR

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MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880146880
USD $40.00
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Pub Date: 2/23/2016
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Mark Bradford: Merchant Posters

MARK BRADFORD: MERCHANT POSTERS

Text by Malik Gaines, Ernest Hardy, Philippe Vergne, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO./ASPEN ART PRESS

ISBN: 9780980024227
USD $50.00
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Pub Date: 3/31/2010
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Jack Whitten: Odyssey

JACK WHITTEN: ODYSSEY

Text by Katy Siegel, Kelly Baum, Jack Whitten, Richard Shiff, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Kellie Jones. Interview with Courtney Martin.

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9781941366172
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 6/12/2018
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More Dimensions Than You Know: Jack Whitten, 1979–1989

MORE DIMENSIONS THAN YOU KNOW: JACK WHITTEN, 1979–1989

Text by Richard Shiff.

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783906915067
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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