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Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
Romare Bearden (1911-1988) had a true Renaissance sensibility. He was a fine artist who also successfully turned his hand to printmaking, writing, costume and set design, as well as composing jazz music. In addition, he helped to found the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York's Cinque Gallery and the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, and was once even offered an opportunity ...more
Hardcover, 115 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by DC Moore Gallery, New York
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This exhibit was one of the most exciting that I have seen in years. The book is about as good as it gets - beautiful reproductions of ALL of the amazing works in the exhibit along with and informative text. His take on the Odyssey is original and while from a black cultural perspective it is one that anyone on life's journey can relate to.