Arte: Now Digg This

Now Digg This: Art and Black Los Angeles ( October 2, 2011-January 8, 2012 ) is a must see show at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Covering black art in L.A. from 1960-1980 , the show was curated by Kelli Jones. The show was birthed by Ms. Jones’ research for a book on black artists in Los Angeles and contains 140 works of art by a amazing artsists. The exhibit contains work by John Altoon, Sister Karen Boccalero/Self Help Graphics,Marie Johnson Calloway,George Clack,Dan Concholar, Houston Conwill, Alonzo Davis,Dale Brockman Davis,Sheila Levrant de Bretteville,Mark di Suvero, Melvin Edwards,Fred Eversley,Charles Gaines,David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Suzanne Jackson, Virginia Jaramillo, Ulysses Jenkins, Daniel LaRue Johnson, Elizabeth Leigh-Taylor, Samella Lewis, Ron Miyashiro, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Joe Overstreet , William Pajaud, Noah Purifoy, John T. Riddle Jr., Betye Saar, Raymond Saunders, Ruth G. Waddy, Gordon Wagner, Charles White, Tyrus Wong, Andrew Zermeño/Mechicano Art Center. Like most urban areas, black art was often only appreciated within their respective communities and not by other ethnic groups or the art community at large. These talented artists often exhibited their work in the community like grocery stores, community centers and when they could, their own galleries. Now Digg This is a tribute to these pioneers of the art world. Here is a preview of the exhibit:

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