Recent Portraits

 

An exhibition is in the works for 2021, in homage to Black thinkers, artists, and activists of the 20th century.

James Baldwin is prominently featured in a 12 ft x 5 ft double portrait,  comprising two panels, each 6 ft wide. Baldwin is complemented by 14 more portraits, each 30 x 40 inches. The larger-than-life scale of the exhibition symbolizes the stature of the personalities and the influence they have had on American politics and culture.

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Shown from left to right:

James Baldwin, author and playwright

Billie Holliday, singer, recording artist

Nina Simone, vocalist, activist

Lorraine Hansberry, author, playwright

Martin Luther King, cleric, activist, philosopher

Toni Morrison, author

Beauford Delaney, artist