James 'Son Ford' Thomas: The Devil and His Blues accompanies the eponymous show at Studio Museum and New York University's 80WSE Gallery, the largest ever devoted to Thomas' work. Thomas (1926-1993)--a self-taught African-American artist and musician who lived in severe poverty for most of his life--created small, often painted clay busts of friends and family and people he met. "When I do my sculpturing work things just roll across my mind. I lay down and dream about the sculpture," he wrote. "That gives you in your head ...

James 'son Ford' Thomas: The Devil and His Blues 2017, Karma, New York

ISBN-13: 9781942607380

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