Item #58009 ROMARE BEARDEN: A BLACK ODYSSEY. Robert G. O'MEALLY.
ROMARE BEARDEN: A BLACK ODYSSEY.
ROMARE BEARDEN: A BLACK ODYSSEY.
ROMARE BEARDEN: A BLACK ODYSSEY.
ROMARE BEARDEN: A BLACK ODYSSEY.

ROMARE BEARDEN: A BLACK ODYSSEY.

[NY]: DCMoore Gallery, [2007]. Illustrated. Scarce first edition. American artist, author, and songwriter Romare Bearden [1911-1988] worked with many types of media and his work included oils, cartoons, and collages. Bearden's early paintings were often of scenes in the American South that reflected on his life experiences. Torn between the passions of art and literature, his work exemplifies his effort to represent African-American rights through the form of collage. In this exhibit, Bearden uses African-American characters to visually reinterpret Homer's 2,700-year-old spoken-word epic “The Odyssey.” This series of bold, colorful collages and watercolors was published on the occasion of Bearden’s exhibition at DC Moore Galleries, New York, from Nov. 13, 2007 through January 5, 2008. A second edition was printed by Duke University in 2019 and this first edition copy is scarce! Oblong quarto: pictorial boards, issued without a dust jacket; 116 pages. Item #58009

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Price: $500.00

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