W20 Askew and Boisseron - AAS 111 - Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora

Four people are gathered around a white table in the foreground. A nude woman on the right holds the head of a man on a gray platter. The man's body is in the bottom right corner of the print with a red trail at the neck. Across from the woman is a man in a red garmet with black and yellow stripes, and a tan cap with a red and blue stripe. Across the table are two other figures and in the background to the right stand two men in blue, much smaller than the figures around the table.
Romare Bearden
Salome (John the Baptist)
screenprint on paper
8 9/16 in x 10 15/16 in (21.7 cm x 27.8 cm)
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
This is an abstract face of a figure looking to the right. The head is divided into compartments of varying textures by several straight lines. There are piano keys are on the left side of the head, and a cigarette at top left. 
Sargent Claude Johnson
Lenox Avenue
lithograph on paper
12 ½ in x 8 9/16 in (31.75 cm x 21.75 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
The color screenprint depicts four dark skinned figures walking past a construction site—likely a family. The man is dressed in a black suit, black shoes, yellow tie, and tan hat. The woman wears a red and white dress, yellow jacket, and red cap. The little girl stands to the left of mother, holding her hand. She wears a yellow dress, white tights, brown shoes, and a red cap. A small boy wears brown pants, tan shoes, a yellow shirt, and blue jacket. He stands to the right of the father and holds his hand.  <br /><br />
In the background, there are three men working at the construction site. There are two men in blue jumpsuits, one has dark skin and the other white. A third dark skinned man wears a gray jumpsuit and holds a saw. The print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Jacob Lawrence 1974" in pencil.
Jacob Lawrence
Builders (The Family)
screenprint on paper
34 in x 25 3/4 in (86.36 cm x 65.41 cm);29 15/16 in x 22 1/8 in (76.04 cm x 56.2 cm);38 3/4 in x 28 in (98.43 cm x 71.12 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Prentiss Taylor
Macedonia A.M.E.
lithograph on paper
9 9/16 in x 13 ⅜ in (24.29 cm x 33.97 cm)
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project
This print is composed of sets of faces in three registers.  Along the top, in a black stripe, is a repeated, closely cropped image of a woman's face looking to the left.  In the middle left are five repeated images in shades of brown of a woman's face looking right, toward the face of a man in black.  Along the bottom are three large images of a woman's face in green, brown and blue.
Elizabeth Catlett
Malcolm X Speaks for Us
linoleum cut on paper
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Gift of Elizabeth Catlett
This print shows two figures dancing in front of three musicians by the water with a moon in the sky and reflected in the water. A far away seaside fort is visible in the upper left corner.&nbsp;
Miguel Covarrubias
Afro-Cuban Dancers and Percussionists
lithograph on paper
9 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in (23.5 cm x 34.29 cm);11 15/16 in x 16 1/16 in (30.32 cm x 40.8 cm);22 1/16 in x 28 1/8 in (56.04 cm x 71.44 cm)
Museum Purchase
Eight male figures (three kneeling in front and five standing in back) wearing orange tank tops and white shorts face the viewer; two basketballs and five trophies between figures in the foreground. Figures stand in front of a background of fragmented, arched and circular areas of color in blues and golds.
Jacob Lawrence
tempera over black colored pencil on wood board
19 13/16 in x 24 in (50.32 cm x 60.96 cm);18 1/8 in x 9 3/8 in (46.04 cm x 23.81 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Jacob Lawrence
Harriet and the Promised Land No. 15: Canada Bound
gouache and tempera over black colored pencil on very rough cream wove paper
16 1/2 in. x 28 3/16 in. ( 41.9 cm x 71.6 cm )
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
A massive wood-carved headdress with stylized face (showing classic Yoruba features) of bulging eyes with defined upper lids, long, straight, triangular nose, symmetrical scarification patterns consisting of three horizontal lines on each cheek, and a short beard from ear to ear just underneath the lower lip. Two large “ears” protrude on either side of head and act as “scaffolding” for numerous attachments of symbolic content: birds and lions predominate, but also visible are amulets, wooden claws and beads, crosses, and an insignia shield of some kind. The ears terminate in two oblong mirrors with lions leaping off of each. Layers of pigment are visible, giving the impression that it has been repainted over time.
Workshop of Adugbologe
Egúngún headdress
wood, mirrors, pigment, gourd, beads and metal
30 in x 26 in x 19 in (76.2 cm x 66.04 cm x 48.26 cm);30 in x 26 in x 19 in (76.2 cm x 66.04 cm x 48.26 cm)
Gift of the Edward H. Eliscu Family
An ivory tusk carving with images of people on it. Some of the people have their hands in a praying position.
Tusk Carving with Stand
14 15/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 7/16 in (38 cm x 9.3 cm x 8.8 cm);14 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in (36.5 cm x 4.2 cm x 3.5 cm);5 5/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 7/16 in (13.5 cm x 9.3 cm x 8.8 cm);14 15/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 7/16 in (38 cm x 9.3 cm x 8.8 cm)
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
Staff with a cylindrical handle and a kneeling female figure on a small, disc-shaped base. The figure is holding her breasts in both hands and her hair is decorated with vertical grooves. The top of the figure&#39;s head is surmounted by a double-axe shaped form, decorated with six incised lozenges. At the top of the double-axe form are two rectangular protrusions and at the bottom are two protrusions that may represent lightning bolts.&nbsp;
Dance Staff
16 3/10 in x 4 ¾ in x 2 9/16 in (41.43 cm x 12.07 cm x 6.51 cm);1 in x 4 in x 4 ⅛ in (2.54 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.48 cm)
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
Iron staff with a circle of 14 small birds surrounding a large, central bird, which is topped by a smaller bird.&nbsp;
Herbalist's Staff
25 4/5 in x 10 ⅝ in x 11 7/16 in (65.56 cm x 26.99 cm x 29.05 cm);6 ⅛ in x 6 in x 6 1/16 in (15.56 cm x 15.24 cm x 15.4 cm)
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco


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