Art of This World: City Trips

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to see some out of this world art, so I’m sharing some of it.

These are from the Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties exhibition that I saw at Brooklyn Museum:

Barkley L. Hendricks’ “Icon for My Man Superman (Superman never saved any black people—Bobby Seale), 1969


Joe Overstreet’s “The New Aunt Jemima, 1964”

Romare Bearden’s “Evening Meal of the Prophet Peterson”

Ademola Olugebefola‘s “Emerging Spirit” (Not one seen in museum)

Jeff Donaldson’s “Wives of Shango”

George Tooker’s “The Supper”


After I attended the Bessie Coleman show at the Schomburg Center, a visual artist and poet named Sir Shadow was giving away his artwork (see the one I received from him). Shadows are a recurrence on here (The Mighty Shadow, The Shadows Took Shape), so I want to include him, too. He has a unique artistic process, “one-line art,” in which he doesn’t lift his pen while drawing his figures. For him, as he said in this interview, each line means something. The result are these whimsical ghostly figures that are like spiraling stars from the darkness of space.

“Thoughts of Love”

“The Band The Myth- 10 Piece Band”

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