Memory As Medicine
This book offers the first mid-career survey of work by American artist Radcliffe Bailey. The volume reproduces more than 70 works, many of which have never been published before, and considers Bailey's work in a major essay and four shorter discussions. In these large- and small-scale pieces Bailey explores ideas of ancestry, race, memory, struggle, and sacrifice, including the artist's own engagement with African sculpture in connection with an investigation into his family's DNA.
The catalogue features essays by Carol Thomson (author), and contributions by Edward S. Spriggs, Rene Paul Barilleaux, Michael Rooks and Manthia Diawara.
2011, High Museum of Art / Prestel, 160 pages