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Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

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What’s new, now and next from contemporary Black artistsThis  book surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and also  features the voices of a diverse group of curators who are on the  cutting edge of contemporary art. As mission-driven collectors, Bernard  I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi have championed emerging artists of  African descent through museum loans and institutional support. But  there has never been an opportunity to consider their acclaimed  collection as a whole until now.

Edited by writer Antwaun Sargent (author of The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion), Young, Gifted and Black  draws from this collection to shed new light on works by contemporary  artists of African descent. At a moment when debates about the politics  of visibility within the art world have taken on renewed urgency, and  establishment voices such as the New York Times are declaring that “it has become undeniable that African American artists are making much of the best American art today,” Young, Gifted and Black takes stock of how these new voices are impacting the way we think about identity, politics and art history itself. 

Young, Gifted and Black  contextualizes artworks with contributions from artists, curators and  other experts. It features a wide-ranging interview with Bernard Lumpkin  and Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in  Harlem; and an in-depth essay by Antwaun Sargent situating Lumpkin in a  long lineage of Black art patrons. A landmark publication, this book  illustrates what it means (in the words of Nina Simone) to be young,  gifted and Black in contemporary art.
Artists include: Mark  Bradford, David Hammons, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Julie  Mehretu, Adam Pendleton, Pope.L, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Henry Taylor,  Mickalene Thomas, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Sadie  Barnette, Kevin Beasley, Jordan Casteel, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Bethany  Collins, Noah Davis, Cy Gavin, Allison Janae Hamilton, Tomashi Jackson,  Samuel Levi Jones, Deana Lawson, Eric N. Mack, Arcmanoro Niles, Jennifer  Packer, Christina Quarles, Jacolby Satterwhite, Paul Mpagi Sepuya,  Sable Elyse Smith, Chanel Thomas, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Brenna  Youngblood, and more..


  • Publisher :  D.A.P. (September 29, 2020) 
  • Language :  English 
  • Hardcover :  256 pages