Black Art: an International Quarterly, Vol. 3 No. 4 (1979)


Published in 1979, this 68–page volume of the Hampton University Museum’s Black Art: an International Quarterly (predecessor to The International Review of African American Art) is dedicated to the art of Herbert Gentry, ceramicists Curtis and Yvonne Tucker, Bobby Holcombe and Michael Singletary. In addition, this issue examines storytelling and symbolism in the only two known quilts crafted by Harriet Powers and in traditional Zulu beadwork. Reviewed in this issue are: an exhibition of children’s art at The African American Institute, the Southern Arts Federation’s First Regional Jazz Forum in Atlanta, GA, a showcase of masquerade costumes crafted by artist Lawrence Ajanaku on display at the UCLA Museum, and an exhibition of works by artist Johana at the Arts Consortium in Cincinnati, OH. Included in this issue are many color and black & white photographs of artists’ works, and very insightful commentaries by highly respected art reviewers.

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Val Spaulding

Art Editor
Samella Lewis, Ph.D.

Managing Editor
Paul G. Lewis

Feature Articles and Contributors:

“Herbert Gentry”, Jacqueline Spaulding

“The Harriet Powers Pictorial Quilts”, Marie Jeanne Adams

“Symbolic Significance of Traditional Zulu Beadwork”,
Rhoda Levinsohn & Morris Levinsohn

“Afro–Raku: The Ceramics of Yvonne and Curtis Tucker”,
Ellen A. Ashdown, Ph.D.

“Neo–Polynesian Art through Bobby Holcomb’s Eyes”, Robert F. Kay

Profile—Michael Singletary”

“Museum News”

“Film Review”

Bibliographic Details

Title:                                      Black Art: an International Quarterly

Publisher:                            Black Art Ltd., Jamaica, New York

Publication Date:              1979

Binding:                                Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:                Good

Book Type:                          Quarterly Magazine


Made possible, in part, by grants from Time, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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