Black Artists
Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen? Edited by Adam Pendleton with Alec Mapes-Frances. Introduction by Stuart Comer. Text by Adrienne Edwards, Mario Gooden, Danielle A. Jackson, Adam Pendleton, Lynne Tillman.

Adam Pendleton draws on visual culture and historical archives to explore the ways in which context influences meaning. Referencing a broad range of artistic and cultural currents—including Dada, Minimalism and Black Power—Pendleton reconfigures words, forms >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451100
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Hbk, 8 x 10.25 in. / 272 pgs / 235 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/12/2021 In stock

AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People Edited by Jeffreen Hayes. Foreword by Chana Sheldon. Text by Leslie Guy.

A Chicago Tribune 2020 holiday gift guide pick

AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) was founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1968 by a group of five young Black artists. Today, it is >>more
Gregory Miller/Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
ISBN 9781941366301
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Hbk, 9.25 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 01/05/2021 In stock

Afro-Atlantic Histories Edited with text by Adriano Pedrosa, Tomás Toledo. Text by Ayrson Heráclito, Deborah Willis, Hélio Menezes, Kanitra Fletcher, Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Vivian Crockett.

Named one of the best books of 2021 by Artforum

Afro-Atlantic Histories brings together a selection of more than 400 works and documents by more than 200 artists from the 16th to the 21st centuries that >>more
DelMonico Books/Museu de Arte de São Paulo
ISBN 9781636810027
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Hbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 400 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 In stock

Arthur Jafa: MAGNUMB Edited by Lærke Rydal Jørgensen, Mathias Ussing Seeberg. Foreword by Poul Erik Tøjner. Introduction by Mathias Ussing Seeberg. Text by Nahum Chandler, Jared Sexton, NourbeSe Philip. Conversations with Arthur Jafa, Jacob Holdt, Faith Icecold.

Though he has worked in film and music for decades, American video artist Arthur Jafa only garnered acclaim in the art world in 2016 for his video work Love is the Message, the Message is >>more
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9788793659353
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Pbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 204 pgs / 100 color / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/01/2021 Out of stock

Assembling a Black Counter Culture By DeForrest Brown, Jr.

In Assembling a Black Counter Culture, writer and musician DeForrest Brown, Jr, provides a history and critical analysis of techno and adjacent electronic music such as house and electro, showing how the genre has been >>more
Primary Information
ISBN 9781734489736
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 432 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/23/2022 In stock

Betye Saar: Black Doll Blues Foreword by Julie Roberts. Text by Rachel Federman, Katherine Jentleson. Interview by Maddy Inez Leeser.

This volume features new watercolor works on paper and assemblages by Betye Saar (born 1926) that incorporate the artist’s personal collection of Black dolls. These watercolors showcase the artist’s experimentation with vivid color and layered >>more
Roberts Projects
ISBN 9781733664769
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Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 223 pgs / 178 color / 9 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/01/2022 In stock

Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style Edited with text by Jason Jules. Art direction and design by Graham Marsh.

Named one of the best books of 2021 by The Financial Times

From the most avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists and poets to architects, philosophers and writers, Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style charts a period >>more
Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526822
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Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 224 pgs / 100 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/21/2021 In stock

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.

At the 1900 Paris Exposition the pioneering sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois presented an exhibit representing the progress of African Americans since the abolition of slavery. In striking graphic visualisations and photographs (taken by >>more
Redstone Press
ISBN 9781942884538
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Flexi, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 144 pgs / 50 color / 54 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

Black Phoenix: Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture Edited by Rasheed Araeen, Mahmood Jamal.

Published in three issues between 1978 and 1979, Black Phoenix: Journal of Contemporary Art & Culture in the Third World (the subtitle was changed to Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture for its >>more
Primary Information
ISBN 9781736534670
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Pbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 104 pgs / 59 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/10/2022 In stock

Darrel Ellis Text by Derek Conrad Murray, Steven G. Fullwood, Tiana Reid. Contributions by Sadie Barnette, Alanna Fields, S*an D. Henry-Smith, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Ariel Goldberg.

Known for his experimental approach to painting and photography, New York–based mixed-media artist Darrel Ellis (1958–92) explored the psychic terrain between surface, memory and lyric self-representation. Working in part from his late father’s photographs, Ellis >>more
Visual AIDS, New York
ISBN 9781732641556
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Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 210 color.
Pub Date: 03/08/2022 In stock

Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue Edited with text by Ron Platt. Introduction by Dana Friis-Hansen. Text by Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems.

Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems met in New York in the late 1970s, and over the next 45 years these close friends and colleagues have each produced unique and influential bodies of work around >>more
DelMonico Books/Grand Rapids Art Museum
ISBN 9781636810454
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Hbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 13 color / 138 tritone.
Pub Date: 06/21/2022 In stock

Eecchhooeess By N.H. Pritchard.

American poet Norman H. Pritchard’s second and final book, EECCHHOOEESS was originally published in 1971 by New York University Press. Pritchard’s writing is visually and typographically unconventional. His methodical arrangements of letters and words >>more
ISBN 9781734681703
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Clth, 5.5 x 8 in. / 64 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/23/2021 In stock

El Anatsui: The Reinvention of Sculpture By Okwui Enwezor & Chika Okeke-Agulu.

Authored by two acclaimed scholars, Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative account yet on the work of El Anatsui, the world-renowned Ghanaian-born sculptor. The product of more than three >>more
ISBN 9788862087636
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Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 360 pgs / 320 color.
Pub Date: 06/14/2022 In stock

Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power Text by Faith Ringgold, Michele Wallace, Kirsten Weiss.

Alongside reproductions of key works made between 1967 and 1981, Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power provides an overview of Ringgold's seminal artistic and activist work, and its historical context during these years, including accounts by >>more
Weiss Publications
ISBN 9783948318130
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Clth, 8.25 x 11.25 in. / 104 pgs / 47 color.
Pub Date: 03/22/2022 In stock

Four Generations 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.

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 >>more
Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366264
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Hbk, 8 x 10.25 in. / 528 pgs / 325 color.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 In stock

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré: World Unbound Edited with text by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi.

The Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré created an unmistakable and entirely unique body of work, first as a writer and linguist, and then in a dazzling series of colorful drawings on a multitude of subjects, >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451308
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Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 485 color.
Pub Date: 05/31/2022 In stock

Get Out By Jordan Peele. Text by Tananarive Due.

A New York Times 2019 holiday gift guide pick

Jordan Peele’s powerful thriller Get Out debuted in 2017 to enormous public and critical acclaim, a Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? for the age of Obama and >>more
Inventory Press
ISBN 9781941753286
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 224 pgs / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 In stock

I Am Sparkling: N.V. Parekh and His Portrait Studio Clients By Isolde Brielmaier. Preface by Wangechi Mutu.

When the Kenyan-born photographer N.V. Parekh opened his Mombasa portrait studio in 1942, the city was galvanized. People came to visit Parekh from all over East Africa to mark important events such as weddings, reunions, >>more
ISBN 9788862087612
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Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / 75 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/14/2022 In stock

In Search of African American Space Edited with text by Jeffrey Hogrefe, Scott Ruff, Carrie Eastman, Ashley Simone. Foreword by Tina M. Campt. Text by Sara Caples, Radiclani Clytus, Yolande Daniels, Ann Holder, Everardo Jefferson, Walis Johnson, Elizabeth Kennedy, Rodney Leon, Marisa Williamson.

Richly illustrated with vintage adverts, maps, posters and architectural plans, and organized thematically, this anthology, edited by Jeffrey Hogrefe and Scott Ruff at the Pratt Institute in New York, is divided into three sections. The >>more
Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786338
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 148 color.
Pub Date: 09/29/2020 In stock

Kara Walker: White Shadows in Blackface By Robert Hobbs.

In 2002, Kara Walker was selected to represent the United States at the prestigious São Paulo Art Biennial. Curator Robert Hobbs wrote extended essays on her work for this exhibition, and also for her show >>more
Karma Books, New York
ISBN 9781949172737
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Clth, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 176 pgs / 26 color / 21 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/29/2023 In stock

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal Introduction by Mark Christman. Text by Jake Nussbaum, Melvin Gibbs, John Corbett, Carlo Ventura, Milford Graves, Blake Bradford.

Milford Graves (born 1941) has been a revelatory force in music since the mid-1960s, liberating the drummer from the role of “timekeeper” to instrumental improviser and giving rise to the free-jazz movement, with groundbreaking performances >>more
Inventory Press/Ars Nova Workshop
ISBN 9781941753378
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Pbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 176 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 01/24/2023 Out of stock

Nick Cave: Forothermore Edited with text by Naomi Beckwith. Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Text by Romi Crawford, Antwaun Sargent, Malik Gaines, Krista Thompson, Meida Teresa McNeal. Interviews by Naomi Beckwith, Nick Cave, Nona Hendryx, Linda Johnson Rice, Damita Jo Freeman.

The definitive volume on the ever-evolving and shape-shifting work of the Chicago-based artist, Nick Cave: Forothermore highlights the way Cave’s practice has shifted and continues to shift in response to our history and current moment >>more
DelMonico Books/Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
ISBN 9781942884965
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Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 304 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 06/21/2022 In stock

Painting is a Supreme Fiction: Writings by Jesse Murry, 1980–1993 Edited with introduction by Jarrett Earnest. Foreword by Hilton Als.

This unprecedented collection compiles the writings of artist and poet Jesse Murry (1948–93), an extraordinary thinker who believed in the capacity of painting to hold the complexity of human meaning. Painting Is a Supreme Fiction >>more
Soberscove Press
ISBN 9781940190303
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Pbk, 6.5 x 8 in. / 312 pgs / 15 color / 11 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/28/2021 In stock

Pòtoprens Edited with text by Leah Gordon, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. Text by Katelyne Alexis, Karim Bléus, Myrlande Constant, Lhérisson Dubréus, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Ronald Edmond, André Eugène, Richard Fleming, Celeur Jean Hérard, Jean Salomon Horace (Ti Pelin), Frantz Jacques (Guyodo), Michel Lafleur, Evel Romain, Jean Claude Saintilus, Yves Telemaque, Gina Athena Ulysse.

Published after a landmark 2018 exhibition at Pioneer Works—the first major survey of the astonishing artists of Haiti’s capital city—Pòtoprens is at once a portrait of a place, a celebration of its arts and a >>more
Pioneer Works Press
ISBN 9781945711060
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Clth, 9 x 12 in. / 416 pgs / 425 color / 35 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/22/2022 Out of stock

Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe By Katherine Jentleson. Foreword by Rand Suffolk. Text by Katherine Jentleson, Ruchi Mital, Destinee Filmore. Poem by Vanessa German.

A New York Times critics' pick | Best Art Books 2021

During the last 15 years of her life, Nellie Mae Rowe lived on Paces Ferry Road, a major thoroughfare in Vinings, Georgia, and welcomed visitors >>more
DelMonico Books/High Museum of Art
ISBN 9781636810287
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Clth, 9.75 x 11 in. / 276 pgs / 283 color / 11 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2021 In stock

Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America Edited with text by Sean Anderson and Mabel O. Wilson. Preface by Robin D. G. Kelley. Text by Emanuel Admassu, Germane Barnes, Adrienne Brown, Sekou Cooke, Milton S. F. Curry, J. Yolande Daniels, Charles L. Davis II, Felecia Davis, Arièle Dionne-Krosnick, Aruna D’Souza, Ifeoma Ebo, Tonya M. Foster, Mario Gooden, Dianne Harris, Walter J. Hood, Olalekan Jeyifous, V. Mitch McEwen, Justin Garrett Moore, David Naguib Pellow, Jennifer Newsom, Audrey Petty, Christina Sharpe, Carla Shedd, Roberta Washington, Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Amanda Williams. Photographic portfolio by David Hartt.

A New York Times critics' pick | Best Art Books 2021

Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America is an urgent call for architects to accept the challenge of reconceiving and reconstructing our built environment rather than >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451148
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Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 176 pgs / 185 color.
Pub Date: 03/02/2021 Out of stock

Sadie Barnette: Legacy and Legend Edited with introduction by Rebecca McGrew and Ciara Ennis. Foreword by Ciara Ennis, Victoria Sancho Lobis. Text by Sadie Barnette, Rujeko Hockley.

Oakland-based multimedia artist Sadie Barnette (born 1984) has made groundbreaking explorations of her own family’s history and archives. She situates her father Rodney Barnette’s activism, including his founding of the Black Panther chapter in Compton, >>more
Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College/Pitzer College Art Galleries
ISBN 9780997930658
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Hbk, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 75 color.
Pub Date: 01/11/2022 Out of stock

Sam Gilliam Text by Courtney J. Martin, Fred Moten. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Including paintings, sculpture and works on paper, this book documents new works by DC-based color-field painter Sam Gilliam (born 1933). A new interview with the artist brings insight into his life and practice, as well >>more
Pace Publishing
ISBN 9781948701389
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Hbk, 9.75 x 10.75 in. / 160 pgs / 60 color.
Pub Date: 01/26/2021 In stock

Somaya Critchlow: Paintings Text by Amanda Renshaw.

Somaya Critchlow’s canvases and sketchbooks log an ongoing process of world building. The artist fashions these realms by drawing upon her expansive knowledge of picture-making traditions ranging from the Renaissance to the Rococo. In charting >>more
ISBN 9788857244815
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Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 03/22/2022 In stock

Soul of a Nation Edited with text by Mark Godfrey, Zoé Whitley. Contributions by Linda Goode Bryant, Susan E. Cahan, David Driskell, Edmund Barry Gaither, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Samella Lewis.

In the period of radical change that was 1963–83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as >>more
ISBN 9781942884170
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Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 203 color / 33 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock

Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon Edited by Lydia Yee, Cameron Foote.

This publication accompanies a major new Theaster Gates exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, focusing on his clay-based work.
The transformation of clay—from geological substance into utilitarian and artistic material—is the basis for much of Gates' art >>more
Whitechapel Gallery
ISBN 9780854882960
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Hbk, 9.75 x 11.25 in. / 200 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 10/22/2024 Awaiting stock

Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye Text by Andrea Andersson, Tina Campt. Interview by Brent Edwards. Afterword by Cameron Shaw.

To tailor a garment by “rock of eye” is to rely on the drape—on experience over mathematical measurement—in the fitting process. It is a kind of drawing in space—a freehand, an intuition, a trust of >>more
ISBN 9781938221323
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Hbk, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 128 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 In stock

Wangechi Mutu: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening? Edited Claudia Schmuckli. Conversation with Wangechi Mutu, Isaac Julien and Claudia Schmuckli.

Wangechi Mutu takes viewers on journeys of material, psychological and sociopolitical transformation; this volume explores her most recent groundbreaking work. Over the past two decades, Mutu has created chimerical constellations of powerful female characters, hybrid >>more
DelMonico Books/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
ISBN 9781636810058
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Hbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 11/02/2021 In stock

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation Edited by Liz Munsell, Greg Tate. Text by J. Faith Almiron, Dakota DeVos, Hua Hsu, Carlo McCormick.

In the early 1980s, art and writing labeled as graffiti began to transition from New York City walls and subway trains onto canvas and into art galleries. Young artists who freely sampled from their urban >>more
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468713
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Hbk, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 05/05/2020 Out of stock

Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists Edited with essay by Antwaun Sargent. Text by Graham C. Boettcher, Jessica Bell Brown, Connie H. Choi, Anthony Graham, Lauren Haynes, Jamillah James, Thomas J. Lax, Hallie Ringle, Adeze Wilford, Gordon Dearborn Wilkins, Matt Wycoff. Interview with Bernard Lumpkin by Thelma Golden.

A New York Times 2020 holiday gift guide pick

This book surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and also features the voices of a diverse group of curators who are on the >>more
ISBN 9781942884590
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Hbk, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 09/22/2020 In stock