ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 72 pgs / 35 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 88   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781633450271 TRADE
List Price: $26.95 CDN $37.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

BROWSE THE 2019 FALL CATALOG

Preview our Fall 2019 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Charles White: Black Pope

Text by Esther Adler.

"Untitled (Bearded Man)" (c. 1949) is reproduced from 'Charles White: Black Pope.'The Chicago-born artist Charles White (1918–79) was celebrated during his lifetime for depictions of African-American men, women and children that acquired the name “images of dignity. White’s draftsmanship, his direct address of the social and political concerns of his time, and his commitment to media that gave his art wide circulation established him as a major artist, and one with significant influence both on his contemporaries and on later generations.
Beginning with White’s early days as an artist in the Chicago of the 1930s and ’40s, moving through his time spent developing his craft in New York in the late 1940s and ’50s, and closing with his final decades as a revered figure in Los Angeles, Charles White: Black Pope explores the artist’s practice and strategies through consideration of key works. It devotes particularly close examination to his late masterwork "Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man)," in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. By creating visually compelling, ideologically complex works that engage audiences on many levels, White established himself as a key figure of his time, one whose work continues to resonate today.

"Untitled (Bearded Man)" (c. 1949) is reproduced from 'Charles White: Black Pope.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

T Magazine

M.H. Miller

An American master, who made mysterious, almost metaphysical images of African-American dignity and ... became a role model to an entire generation of younger black disciples.

The New York Times

Holland Cotter

Hand of an angel, eye of a sage.

The New York Times

Holland Cotter

Hand of an angel, eye of a sage.

The Washington Post

Philip Kennicott

His art is seen in service to promoting ideals of African American power, dignity and beauty.

Artforum

Kerry James Marshall

If you really want to see what DRAWING can be- how image, method, and materiality fuse at the molecular level- Charles Wilbert White Jr. makes it crystal clear in some of the finest works ever created.

Charles White: Black Pope

in stock  $26.95


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/14/2018

Mystery is the point in Charles White's 'Black Pope'

Mystery is the point in Charles White's 'Black Pope'

The centerpiece of MoMA's heroic current Charles White retrospective, "Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man)" (1973) is also the subject of this concise monograph from the Museum. Inspired by a 1960s Leonard Freed photograph of a street preacher, White's pope exemplifies a mixture of 70s cool and civil rights outrage. "Although you can interpret individual details of the image—a reference to White’s birth place, to mortality, to a black identity that embraces militancy, spirituality and righteousness—its full meaning is elusive, and maybe that’s the point," Holland Cotter writes in the New York Times. "Mystery is the point… Grace, passion, coolness, toughness, beauty—like its creator, it has them all." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/7/2018

Charles White retrospective opens at MoMA

Charles White retrospective opens at MoMA

“An artist must bear a special responsibility,” Charles White said in 1978. “He must be accountable for the content of his work. And that work should reflect a deep, abiding concern for humanity. He has that responsibility whether he wants it or not because he’s dealing with ideas. And ideas are power. They must be used one way or the other.” Love Letter #1 (1971) is reproduced from Charles White: Black Pope, published by MoMA in advance of the current, critically-acclaimed retrospective. continue to blog


BOOKS ON AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS

Among Others: Blackness at MoMA

AMONG OTHERS: BLACKNESS AT MOMA

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
Forthcoming


Fazal Sheikh & Teju Cole: Human Archipelago

FAZAL SHEIKH & TEJU COLE: HUMAN ARCHIPELAGO

Text by Teju Cole.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958295681
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
Active | In stock


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
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
Active | In stock


Betye Saar: Black Girl’s Window

BETYE SAAR: BLACK GIRL’S WINDOW

Text by Christophe Cherix, Esther Adler.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ISBN: 9781633450769
USD $14.95
| CAN $19.95

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Forthcoming


Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis

KEHINDE WILEY: SAINT LOUIS

Text by Simon Kelly, Hannah Klemm.

ROBERTS PROJECTS

ISBN: 9780991488995
USD $40.00
| CAN $55 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 1/22/2019
Active | In stock


Kara Walker: Figa

KARA WALKER: FIGA

Edited by Karen Marta. Preface by Dakis Joannou. Introduction and text by Kara Walker.

DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

ISBN: 9786185039325
USD $35.00
| CAN $49.95

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
Active | In stock


Adam Pendleton: Our Ideas

ADAM PENDLETON: OUR IDEAS

PACE GALLERY

ISBN: 9781909406308
USD $40.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Active | In stock


Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day

MARK BRADFORD: TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9781941366141
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 6/27/2017
Active | In stock


David Hammons/Yves Klein Yves Klein/David Hammons

DAVID HAMMONS/YVES KLEIN YVES KLEIN/DAVID HAMMONS

ASPEN ART PRESS

ISBN: 9780934324656
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
Active | In stock


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
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 6/28/2016
Active | In stock


Renée Green: Ongoing Becomings1989-2009

RENéE GREEN: ONGOING BECOMINGS1989-2009

Edited by Nicole Schweitzer. Text by Diedrich Diederichsen, Gloria Sutton, Nora Alter, Juliane Rebentisch.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037640319
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 11/30/2009
Active | In stock


L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints

L.A. OBJECT & DAVID HAMMONS BODY PRINTS

TILTON GALLERY

ISBN: 9781427613745
USD $65.00
| CAN $87 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 9/30/2011
Active | In stock


Black Is A Color

BLACK IS A COLOR

By Elvan Zabunyan.

DIS VOIR

ISBN: 9782914563208
USD $37.50
| CAN $50

Pub Date: 1/15/2006
Active | In stock


Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, New York Street Photographs

JAMEL SHABAZZ: SIGHTS IN THE CITY, NEW YORK STREET PHOTOGRAPHS

Introduction by Marla Hamburg Kennedy. Interview by Cheryl Dunn.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862085229
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
Active | In stock


Charles White: Black Pope

CHARLES WHITE: BLACK POPE

Text by Esther Adler.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450271
USD $26.95
| CAN $37

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Active | In stock


Betye Saar: Still Tickin'

BETYE SAAR: STILL TICKIN'

Interview by Sara Cochran.

SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

ISBN: 9780979893667
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 8/22/2017
Active | In stock


Leslie Hewitt

LESLIE HEWITT

Edited by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.

OSMOS BOOKS

ISBN: 9780986166587
USD $65.00
| CAN $87 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Active | In stock


Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer

BETYE SAAR: UNEASY DANCER

FONDAZIONE PRADA

ISBN: 9788887029673
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 2/28/2017
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958292628
USD $145.00
| CAN $195

Pub Date: 5/23/2017
Active | In stock


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
| CAN $67.5 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 1/26/2016
Active | In stock


Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

JACOB LAWRENCE: THE MIGRATION SERIES

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450400
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 2/28/2017
Active | In stock


Parkett No. 98: Ed Atkins, Theaster Gates, Lee Kitt, Mika Rottenberg

PARKETT NO. 98: ED ATKINS, THEASTER GATES, LEE KITT, MIKA ROTTENBERG

Edited by Nikki Columbus.

PARKETT

ISBN: 9783907582589
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 7/26/2016
Active | In stock


Parkett No. 59 Maurizio Cattelan, Yayoi Kusama, Kara Walker

PARKETT NO. 59 MAURIZIO CATTELAN, YAYOI KUSAMA, KARA WALKER

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

PARKETT

ISBN: 9783907582091
USD $32.00
| CAN $42.5

Pub Date: 10/2/2000
Active | In stock


Kara Walker: Dust Jackets for the Niggerati

KARA WALKER: DUST JACKETS FOR THE NIGGERATI

Text by Hilton Als, James Hannaham, Christopher Stackhouse, Kevin Young.

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9780982681367
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Active | In stock


William Pope.L: Black People Are Cropped

WILLIAM POPE.L: BLACK PEOPLE ARE CROPPED

Edited by Clément Dirié. Text by Iain Kerr, Helen Molesworth, William Pope.L.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037642696
USD $15.00
| CAN $21.5

Pub Date: 8/31/2012
Active | In stock


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
| CAN $67.5 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 3/31/2010
Active | In stock


Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Haiti

KEHINDE WILEY: THE WORLD STAGE: HAITI

Text by M. Cynthia Oliver, Mike Rogge.

ROBERTS & TILTON

ISBN: 9780991488926
USD $40.00
| CAN $54 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 5/26/2015
Active | In stock


Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage, Brazil

KEHINDE WILEY: THE WORLD STAGE, BRAZIL

Text by Brian Keith Jackson, Kimberly Cleveland.

ROBERTS & TILTON

ISBN: 9781427613738
USD $40.00
| CAN $54 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 1/31/2010
Active | In stock


ART BOOKS & MUSEUM EXHIBITION CATALOGS: FORTHCOMING AND RECENT RELEASES

Basquiat's "Defacement"

BASQUIAT'S "DEFACEMENT"

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780892075485
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Forthcoming


member: Pope.L, 1978–2001

MEMBER: POPE.L, 1978–2001

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450868
USD $40.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


Jean-Michel Basquiat: Xerox

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: XEROX

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: 9/17/2019
Forthcoming


Abstract Expressionism

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

Text by David Anfam, Susan Davidson, Jeremy Lewison, Carter Ratcliff.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520398
USD $39.95
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 9/17/2019
Forthcoming


Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits

LUCIAN FREUD: THE SELF-PORTRAITS

Text by David Dawson, Joseph Koerner, Jasper Sharp, Sebastian Smee.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520060
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 12/17/2019
Forthcoming


Hokusai’s Landscapes

HOKUSAI’S LANDSCAPES

Text by Sarah E. Thompson.

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

ISBN: 9780878468669
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
Forthcoming


Félix Vallotton

FéLIX VALLOTTON

Text by Dita Amory, Philippe Büttner, Ann Dumas, Patrick McGuinness, Katia Poletti, Christian Rümelin, Belinda Thomson.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520046
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 9/17/2019
Forthcoming


Giorgio de Chirico: The Changing Face of Metaphysical Art

GIORGIO DE CHIRICO: THE CHANGING FACE OF METAPHYSICAL ART

Edited with text by Victoria Noel-Johnson.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857240589
USD $40.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


Matta & the Fourth Dimension

MATTA & THE FOURTH DIMENSION

Edited by Dmitry Ozerkov, Oksana Salamatina. Text by Linda Dalrymple Henderson. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857240268
USD $55.00
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction

SUR MODERNO: JOURNEYS OF ABSTRACTION

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450707
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


MoMA Now

MOMA NOW

Introduction by Ann Temkin.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633451001
USD $75.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


Information

INFORMATION

By Kynaston McShine. Text by Lucy Lippard, et al.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870709760
USD $35.00
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming



print icon


arrow back


arrow next


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com