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1 Blackmon, Prophel William J. Signs of Inspiration: The Art of Prophel William J. Blackmon
Milwaukee WI Haggerty Museum of Art-Marquette University 1999 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Catalogue for an exhibition held at the Haggerty September 10-October 24, 1999 and traveling thereafter. 84 pages, with essays by Jeffrey R. Hayes (who curated), M. Shawn Copeland, David K. Smith, and Chester J. Fontenot, Jr., and 50 works shown in color. This is outsider art at, perhaps, its most religiously-based and most socially concerned. The Haggerty was careful to do justice to the work and the color in the work in the design and printing of this catalogue. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Driskell, David C. Hidden Heritage: Afro-American Art 1800-1950
Bellevue, WA Bellevue Art Museum & Art Museum Association of America 1987 093029503X / 9780930295035 First Edition, 2nd Printing Soft cover Very Good to Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book Various 
104 page catalogue from an exhibition held at the Bellevue. Some color plates, but mostly black and white. All wonderful. Well-written, informative text plus full bibliography and other reference material and a complete catalogue of the exhibition. Mostly painting, but some sculpture shown. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped; white background to covers lightly soiled. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 Holton, Curlee Raven with Faith Ringgold Faith Ringgold: A View From the Studio
Boston/Allentown PA Bunker Hill Publishing/Allentown Art Museum 2004 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
64-page monograph, homage, and labor of love dedicated to a unique artist whose process is endlessly fascinating and whose product is like no one else's. The biocritical text is interesting, but the images more so. Fine illustrated boards in Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne Black Women Photographers
New York Writers & Readers Publishing 1993 Reprint Hard Cover in Dust Jacket Near-Fine Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
1993 reprint of the 1986 Dodd, Mead edition. At 202 pages, practically an encyclopedia on the subject, organized by historical period, ranging from 1839 to 1985, and illustrated with the photographers' work and portraits of them. Several indices are very helpful, including the geographic one. THIS COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE HALF-TITLE PAGE. Near-Fine hardcover binding (first endpaper is clipped) in Fine pictorial dust jacket. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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5 Polk, P. H. P. H. Polk: Southern Photographer
Atlanta GA Nexus Press 1986 First Edition Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Exhibition catalogue with 14 haunting black and white prints, mostly made in the 20s and 30s in Alabama and mostly portraits, which are very powerful. Near-fine in wraps as issued with one sentence underlined in the introduction. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Rowe, Nellie Mae Nellie Mae Rowe
Augusta, Georgia Morris Museum of Art 1996 First Edition Illustrated Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
56-page catalogue for an exhibition held in one of the under-appreciated regional museums in the US, featuring the work of a self-taught native Georgian with a keen eye for her times and the culture of her birthplace. Many color plates show the artist's attention to detail and her lively approach. Fine in illustrated stiff wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Spelman College Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works By African American Women Artists
New York Rizzoli 1996 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
176 pages, in stiff wraps as issued; large format. Highly comprehensive look at the work, in all media, with Foreword by Maya Angelou and interesting text, including a history of Spelman College. Fine condition 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Van Der Zee, James James Van Der Zee [1973]
Dobbs Ferry NY Morgan & Morgan 1973 First Edition Hard Cover in Dust Jacket Fine About Very Good Book 
160-page monograph of Van Der Zee's quintessential portraits. This copy withdrawn from a museum library, with label to first endpaper, stamp and pencil notation to colophon page, and taped spine label. Otherwise, Fine hardcover binding in about Very Good dust jacket, soiled and worn to edges in Mylar cover taped to boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Various African American Artists (Bannister to Mitchell) [1999]
New York Bill Hodges Gallery 1999 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
52-page catalogue for an exhibition held February 6-April 3, 1999. 58 works shown in color by a range of the better known artists, from Benny Andrews through Charles White, including a significant showing of Bearden's work. Please e-mail to inquire about specific artists or works. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Various Afro-American Artists: New York and Boston
Boston Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists 1970 First Edition Stiff Double Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
90-page catalogue for an exhibition held May 19-June 23, 1970, which included nearly 70 artists, some well known (Lawrence, Saunders, Bearden), and others deserving to be. Each artist represented by a black and white plate in a wide variety of media. Please e-mail inquiries about specific artists and images. Fine in stiff double wraps, illustrated. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Willis, Deborah [editor] Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography
New York The New Press 1994 First Edition Hard Cover in Dust Jacket Fine Fine Book 
210-page anthology, illustrated with black and white photographs, with contributions by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, Edward P. Joes, bell hooks, . Ethelbert Miller, Christian Walker, Adele Logan Alexander, Lise Hamilton, and a number of others. Important first critical study of photography and photographers in African American history and culture. Fine hardcover binding in Fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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