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Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

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Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art

Antwaun Sargent (Editor), Graham C. Boettcher, Jessica Bell Brown, Connie H. Choi, Anthony Graham, Lauren Haynes, Jamillah James, Thomas J. Lax, Hallie Ringle, Adeze Wilford, Gordon Dearborn Wilkins, Matt Wycoff, and Thelma Golden

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.  A landmark publication, this book illustrates what it means (in the words of Nina Simone) to be young, gifted and Black in contemporary art.