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Gregory R. Miller & Co.

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Hardcover, 8 x 10.25 in. / 528 pgs / 325 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 28   

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List Price: $55.00 CDN $75.00 GBP £50.00

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Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Museum of Art
09/29/19–01/19/20

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Four Generations

The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art

Edited by Courtney J. Martin. Introduction by Mary Schmidt Campbell. Text by Christopher Bedford, Joost Bosland, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Andrianna Campbell, Alexis Clark, Nicholas Cullinan, Elvira Dyangani, Jacqueline Francis, Gary Garrels, Mark Godfrey, Thelma Golden, Jamillah James, Hannah Johnston, Eungie Joo, Norman L. Kleeblatt, Thomas J. Lax, Courtney J. Martin, Lucy H. Partman, Lawrence Rinder, James Rondeau, Katy Siegel, Franklin Sirmans, Philippe Vergne, Zoe Whitley. Jessica Morgan in conversation with Leonardo Drew, Jen Mergel with Shinique Smith, Courtney J. Martin with Mark Bradford & Charles Gaines, Gary Garrels with Kevin Beasley, Pamela Joyner & Alfred Giuffrid with Courtney J. Martin. Afterword by Pamela Joyner & Alfred Giuffrida.

Four Generations

The acclaimed overview of Black abstract art, now in an expanded edition with nearly 100 additional color plates

The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary work by artists of the African diaspora and from the continent of Africa itself. Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art draws upon the collection's unparalleled holdings to explore the critical contributions made by Black artists to the evolution of visual art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

This revised and expanded edition updates Four Generations with several new texts and nearly 100 images of works that have been added to the collection since the initial publication of this influential and widely praised book. Lavishly illustrated and featuring important contributions by leading art historians, critics, and curators, Four Generations gives an essential overview of some of the most notable Black artists and movements of the past century, and their approaches to abstraction in its various forms. Filled with countless insights and visual treasures, Four Generations is a journey through the momentous legacy of postwar art of the African diaspora.

Artists include: Firelei Báez, Romare Bearden, Kevin Beasley, Zander Blom, Mark Bradford, Leonardo Drew, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Isaac Julien, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Oscar Murillo, Christina Quarles, Robin Rhode, Lorna Simpson, Shinique Smith, Alma Thomas, Kara Walker, Jack Whitten, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and many others.

Rarely is a monograph on a private collection as revelatory as this—what an extraordinary, rich body of work is packed into these pages. The achievements of the artists, as well as their conceptual and formal daring, leave no doubt that a new page on American art is about to be opened." –Okwui Enwezor


Mark Bradford, "A Siren beside a Ship" (2014) is reproduced from 'Four Generations.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

New York Magazine

Tembe Denton-Hurst

Curator and writer Kimberly Drew name-checked this book about the Joyner Giuffrida family, which offers an insight into their collection, which is widely regarded as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary work by African and African diaspora artists. “This book is a welcome reminder that being a collector and curator is an act of diligence and love,” says Drew. “Pairing scholarly essays and full-color images of works, we’re invited into their collection and, more than that, invited to think about how we might regard our own collections.”

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