KERRY JAMES MARSHALL
The publication gathers over 100 drawings, paintings, collages, stills from video projects, and installations. Literature lovers will find that Marshall's art recalls the work of Ralph Ellison, and those interested in social history and the civil-rights movement will see it depicted-in poignant, dreamlike scenes as strange as they are familiar-the everyday experiences of black Americans.
Between Marshall's own forceful essay and the contributions of contemporary art curator Terrie Sultan and artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa, readers of the monograph will discern the genesis of Marshall's belief that old-fashioned technical proficiency and true clarity of intent are essential to making authentic art.
2000, Harry N. Abrams, 128 pages
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