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Author Cafritz, Peggy Cooper, 1947- author, editor.

Title Fired up! ready to go! : finding beauty, demanding equity : an African American life in art : the collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz / Peggy Cooper Cafritz ; with contributions by Njideka Akunyili Crosby [and 10 others] ; edited by Peggy Cooper Cafritz and Charmaine Picard.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Rizzoli Electa, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    704.0396 Cafritz,P CAF    Available
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Description 286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Soul memories / Peggy Cooper Cafritz -- Collections / Kerry James Marshall -- Swing time : aesthetics, blackness, and the curatorial eye of Peggy Cooper Cafritz / Uri McMillan -- The encourager / Simone Leigh, Tschabalala Self, Titus Kaphar, Njideka Akunyii Crosby, William Villalongo, LaToya Ruby Frazier -- Phoenix : mood indigo / Hank Willis Thomas -- For the love of art / Jack Shainman -- Thelma Golden and Peggy Cooper Cafritz in conversation.
Summary "After decades of art collecting, prominent Washington, D.C. based activist, philanthropist, and founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Peggy Cooper Cafritz had amassed one of the most important collections of contemporary African American art in the country. But in 2009, the more than 300 works that composed this extraordinary collection were destroyed in the largest residential fire in Washington, D.C. history. The pioneering collection included work by Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Barkley Hendricks, David Hammons, Chris Ofili, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others. This beautifully illustrated volume features 200 of the works that were lost, along with works that she has collected since the fire, as well as important contributions by preeminent curators and artists." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cafritz, Peggy Cooper, 1947- -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Art -- Private collections -- Washington (D.C.) -- Catalogs.
African American art -- 20th century -- Catalogs.
African American art -- 21st century -- Catalogs.
African Americans in art.
Blacks in art.
Added Author Crosby, Njideka Akunyili, 1983- author.
Picard, Charmaine, editor.
Added Title Finding beauty, demanding equity
ISBN 9780847860586 (hardback)
0847860582 (hardback)

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