Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition
Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition presents works by African American artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries together with works by the early-twentieth-century European artists with whom they engaged. Black artists have investigated, interrogated, invaded, entangled, annihilated, or immersed themselves in the aesthetics, symbolism, and ethos of European art for more than a century. This groundbreaking catalog--acompanying the major exhibition at The Phillips Collection--explores the connections and frictions around modernism in the works of artists such as Romare Bearden, Pablo Picasso, Faith Ringgold, Renee Cox, Robert Colescott, Norman Lewis, Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems and Henri Matisse.
Written by Adrienne L. Childs, Contribution by Valerie Cassel Oliver and Renee Maurer, Forward by Dorothy Kosinski
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Electa