South of Pico
South of Pico
African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s
Kellie Jones



In South of Pico Kellie Jones explores how the artists in Los Angeles's black communities during the 1960s and 1970s created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism. Emphasizing the importance of African American migration, as well as L.A.'s housing and employment politics, Jones shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, L.A.'s urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility. Jones characterizes their works as modern migration narratives that look to the past to consider real and imagined futures. She also attends to these artists' relationships with gallery and museum culture and the establishment of black-owned arts spaces. With South of Pico, Jones expands the understanding of the histories of black arts and creativity in Los Angeles and beyond.

Title South of Pico
Subtitle African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s
Author Kellie Jones
Publisher Duke University Press
Title First Published 07 April 2017
ONIX Adult Audience Rating      01 Any adult audience
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 416 p.
ISBN-10 0822361647
ISBN-13 9780822361640
Publication Date 07 April 2017
Main content page count 416
Weight 16 oz.
 


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