CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/22/2018
Monday, October 29 from 6:30–8PM, David Zwirner Books presents A Radical Vision: Roy DeCarava’s The Sweet Flypaper of Life, an evening of discussion and analysis of Roy DeCarava’s oeuvre and place in American art at the Cooper Union Great Hall. The panel, including A.D. Coleman, Radiclani Clytus, Leslie Hewitt, John Stauffer and Hope Wurmfeld, will be moderated by Thelma Golden.
ABOVE: Roy DeCarava, "Joe and Julia singing," (1953) © The Estate of Roy DeCarava 2018. All rights reserved. Courtesy David Zwirner.
The panel discussion will take place at The Great Hall at The Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, New York), and will have a special focus on the much-anticipated recent republication of Roy DeCarava’s The Sweet Flypaper of Life by First Print Press. This volume, which DeCarava created with the poet Langston Hughes in 1955, has been out of print for over thirty years and is currently being distributed worldwide by David Zwirner Books and D.A.P.
Leading up to the centennial anniversary in 2019 of the artist’s birth, the panel will be moderated by Thelma Golden and will include writer and critic A.D. Coleman; independent filmmaker Radiclani Clytus; Leslie Hewitt, Assistant Professor at The Cooper Union School of Art; John Stauffer, Kates professor of English an African & African American studies at Harvard University; and photographer Hope Wurmfeld.
The event is free and open to the public. Kindly visit the event page to learn more and reserve your tickets in advance.
A RADICAL VISION: ROY DECARAVA’S THE SWEET FLYPAPER OF LIFE
Cooper Union, The Great Hall, Foundation Building
7 East 7th Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues)
New York, NY 10003