self-taught artists from 1940 to the present. 351p., 9.25x12.25 inches, foreword, preface, biographies, checklist of the exhibition, bibliography, lenders, index, illustrated by color plates of the art and photos in b&w of the artists etc., fine first edition in green cloth and copper foil titles, like unclipped dj. TLS signed by the author/assistant director of the film version of the exhibit on letterhead for the production laid-in along with a copy of Joseph L. Brotherton's thank-you letter. Personal inscription to Keiko and Joe Brotherton signed by author Yellen. This is the book which accompanied the NOLA exhibition and the film of the same name. The exhibition featured mostly African American artists from the South. The previous owner from the inscription and letters laid-in was Joseph L. Brotherton a San Francisco-based artist who was born and raised in Michigan and Montana.
New. 0878056769. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--352 pp. With 252 ills. (224 col. ) and 78 photos of the artists. 32 x 24 cm. Description: "Emphasizing the distinctive regional character of works by modern self-taught artists in the South, this catalogue presents fine color reproductions of more than 200 paintings, drawings and sculptural pieces produced by Bill Traylor, Edgar Tolson, William Edmondson, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Thornton Dial, Elijah Pierce and some 70 other artists, including religious and visionary compositions, depictions of domestic scenes, images of animals, and portraits of political and cultural figures. Seven substantial essays discussing such topics as the influence of their cultural environment on self-taught Southern artists, the ambiguous status of the untrained artist in the contemporary art world, and the problematic relationship between works by African American folk and professional artists are followed by profiles of the featured figures and a six-part thematic presentation of the exhibited pieces, each section prefaced by a critical text. "; 1.5 x 12.5 x 9.75 Inches.
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