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Commemorate Black History Month with these 2019 Staff Picks

Betye Saar: Uneasy DancerBetye Saar: Uneasy Dancer
Black Fire! New Spirits!Black Fire! New Spirits!
Charles White: Black PopeCharles White: Black Pope
Gordon Parks: The New TideGordon Parks: The New Tide
Jack Whitten: OdysseyJack Whitten: Odyssey
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration SeriesJacob Lawrence: The Migration Series
Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, New York Street PhotographsJamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, New York Street Photographs
Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968
Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without MeMickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me
Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974
Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster ArtSeparate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art
Soul of a NationSoul of a Nation
Voguing and the Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92Voguing and the Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92
Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 ActsWhitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts

Betye Saar: Uneasy DancerBetye Saar: Uneasy Dancer

Published by Fondazione Prada.
Edited with text by Mario Mainetti, Chiara Costa, Elvira Dyangani Ose. Foreword by Miuccia Prada, Patrizio Bertelli. Text by Richard J. Powell, Deborah Willis, Kellie E. Jones.

Uneasy Dancer brings together over 80 works including installations, assemblages, collages and sculptures by the pioneering Los Angeles artist Betye Saar (born 1926) produced between 1966 and 2016. This handsomely designed volume presents Saar’s work as a copiously illustrated timeline, with numerous documentary images and exhibition details.

“Uneasy Dancer” is an expression Saar has used to define both herself and her artistic practice: “my work moves in a creative spiral with the concepts of passage, crossroads, death and rebirth, along with the underlying elements of race and gender.” Through her use of found objects, personal memorabilia and derogatory images that evoke denied or distorted narratives, Saar developed a powerful social critique that challenges racial and sexist stereotypes deeply rooted in American culture.

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Black Fire! New Spirits!Black Fire! New Spirits!

Images of a Revolution: Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75

Published by Soul Jazz Books.
Edited by Stuart Baker.

Vintage portraits of the giants of 1960s Free Jazz, from John Coltrane to Miles Davis

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Soul Jazz Books

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Hardcover, 12.5 x 12.5 in. / 192 pgs / 75 color / 125 bw.

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Charles White: Black PopeCharles White: Black Pope

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Text by Esther Adler.

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."

Esther Adler is Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Gordon Parks: The New TideGordon Parks: The New Tide

Early Work 1940–1950

Published by Steidl/Gordon Parks Foundation/National Gallery of Art.
Edited by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip Brookman. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Earl A. Powell III. Introduction by Sarah Lewis. Text by Maurice Berger, Philip Brookman, Richard J. Powell, Deborah Willis.

The emergence of a social conscience in rarely seen images from Parks' formative years

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Jack Whitten: OdysseyJack Whitten: Odyssey

Sculpture 1963–2017

Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co..
Text by Katy Siegel, Kelly Baum, Jack Whitten, Richard Shiff, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Kellie Jones. Interview with Courtney Martin.

"Whitten's objects in carved wood and found materials revisit and reclaim the forms, rituals and spirituality of African sculpture." –Roberta Smith, New York Times

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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration SeriesJacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Edited by Leah Dickerman, Elsa Smithgall. Text by Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, Kevin Young.

Lawrence's landmark series on African American migration in context

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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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

Published by Damiani.
Introduction by Marla Hamburg Kennedy. Interview by Cheryl Dunn.

Two decades of black-and-white New York street photography

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Damiani

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Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968

Published by Damiani.
Edited by Steven Kasher. Text by Jill Freedman, John Edwin Mason, Aaron Bryant.

The climax of Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 141 bw.

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Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without MeMickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me

Published by Wexner Center for the Arts.
Foreword by Sherri Geldin. Text by Nicole R. Fleetwood, Michael Goodson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Antwaun Sargent.

Deconstructing the charged connections between sitter, artist and viewer

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Wexner Center for the Arts

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Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974

Photographs by Peter Angelo Simon

Published by Reel Art Press.
Foreword by D.A. Pennebaker.

In this previously unpublished photo-essay, the legendary boxer Muhammed Ali is captured up close and unguarded in the run-up to the "Rumble in the Jungle"

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Reel Art Press

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Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster ArtSeparate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art

Published by Reel Art Press.
Edited by John Duke Kisch, Tony Nourmand. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Text by John Duke Kisch, Peter Doggett. Afterword by Spike Lee.

A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the Black film industry from the earliest days of Hollywood to the present day

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Soul of a NationSoul of a Nation

Art in the Age of Black Power

Published by D.A.P./Tate.
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.

African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers

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Voguing and the Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92Voguing and the Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92

Photographs by Chantal Regnault

Published by Soul Jazz Books.
Edited by Stuart Baker.

Harlem’s gay ball subculture of the late 1980s is superbly documented in this trove of previously unseen photographs.

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Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 ActsWhitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Aruna D'Souza.

"An exploratory case study in institutional racism as it has manifested in the New York City art world” —Brooklyn Rail

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Badlands Unlimited

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