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AUTUMN OF THE ROOSTER Signed Lithograph, Black Couple, African American Culture
By Romare Bearden
Located in Union City, NJ
AUTUMN OF THE ROOSTER is an original hand drawn, limited edition lithograph by the American master artist and collagist Romare Bearden printed using traditional hand lithography meth...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

"March on Black Art" African American Figurative, Bright Colors, Historic Image
Located in Detroit, MI
“March on Black Art" is by an African American artist whose life is art and whose focus is to give power to his thoughts and words as expressed through art. This piece is reminiscent...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Latex, Spray Paint

FUGUE Signed Original Lithograph, Music, Balloons, African American Art
By Hughie Lee-Smith
Located in Union City, NJ
Fugue is an original hand drawn limited edition lithograph by the African American artist Hughie lee-Smith printed using hand lithography techniques on archival Arches paper, 100% ac...
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1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

"My Art is My Voice", Mixed Media, Figurative, African American, Bright Colors
Located in Detroit, MI
“My Art is My Voice” is the cry of an African American artist whose life is art and whose focus is to give power to his thoughts and words as expressed through art. Darin's art is at...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Paper, Board

African American Portrait Photography-Double Curl
By Addison Jones
Located in Delaware , OH
ABOUT THIS PIECE: "Double Curl (Cortney + Bethyie- 711)", an African American Portrait that was shot in-studio in the Midwest. The subjects are twins shot in natural light to give t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Rag Paper, Color

African American Portrait, Portrait Photography-Tangerine
By Addison Jones
Located in Delaware , OH
ABOUT THIS PIECE: "Tangerine (Cortney - 715)" African American Portraits are what Addison Loves to shoot. Addison has a way to capture Portrait Photography that conveys her subjects...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Rag Paper, Color

Portrait of a young African American woman
By Chuck Tingley
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original oil on canvas by Chuck Tingley. Chuck Tingley is one of four artists responsible for the monumental public art mural commissioned by the Albright Knox Art Gallery, entit...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Gabriel", African-American Portrait, Figurative, Reds
By Ijania Cortez
Located in Detroit, MI
"Gabriel" is a painting showing Ijana's masterful use of color. In the foreground an African-American man is painted in profile in a warm red glow while the same figure is depicted b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Fancy" Female Portrait, Colors, African-American
By John Osler
Located in Detroit, MI
"Fancy" is a lighted-heart title for this quiet dignified portrait and therefore suggests a mood rather than an individual. The rich colors John uses dance across the canvas. The ton...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

St. George — African American artist
By John Tarrell Scott
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Tarrell Scott, 'St. George', woodcut, edition 20, 1992. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '18/20' in pencil. A fine, black impression, on off-white, laid Japan paper, with full...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Woodcut

Storm's Coming #3 — African American artist
By John Tarrell Scott
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Tarrell Scott, 'Storm's coming #3', woodcut, edition 20, 1992. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '1/10' in pencil. A fine, black impression, on off-white, laid Japan paper, wit...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

Storm's Coming — African American artist
By John Tarrell Scott
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Tarrell Scott, 'Storm's Coming', woodcut, edition 9, 1992. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '3/9' in pencil. A fine, black impression, on off-white, laid Japan paper, with ful...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Woodcut

Storm's Coming #2 — African American artist
By John Tarrell Scott
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Tarrell Scott, 'Storm's coming #2', woodcut, edition 10, 1992. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '8/10' in pencil. A fine, black impression, on off-white, laid Japan paper, wit...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

CANDACE 1992 Tribute To African American Women, Commemorative Art Poster
By Elizabeth Catlett
Located in Union City, NJ
ELIZABETH CATLETT Candace - 10th Anniversary Celebration 1992, A Tribute to African American Women National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Commemorative Art Poster Year printed - 19...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

"March on Black Art" Prints, African American Figurative, Signed and Numbered
Located in Detroit, MI
“March on Black Art" is by an African American artist whose life is art and whose focus is to give power to his thoughts and words as expressed through art. This piece is reminiscent...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Archival Pigment

Mondo Negro III — African-American artist
By Camille Billops
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Camille Billops, 'Mondo Negro III, color etching, 2000, edition 20. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '7/20' in pencil. A superb, richly-inked impression, on heavy off-white wove pa...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching

"Ira Aldridge", African American Figurative, Dark Colors, Historic Image
Located in Detroit, MI
“Ira Aldridge" is by an African American artist whose life is art and whose focus is to give power to his thoughts and words as expressed through art. While the subject matter might ...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Acrylic, Board

"Preservation", African-American Portrait, Figurative, Reds and Blues
By Ijania Cortez
Located in Detroit, MI
"Preservation" is a painting showing Ijana's masterful use of color. The same African-American man is depicted in cool blue and a vibrant but soft red duality, frontal and near prof...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

"Rebel Without a Pause" African American Portrait, Iconic Boom Box, Colors
Located in Detroit, MI
The American actor, Bill Nunn, is shown portrait style wearing a Public Enemy T-shirt while holding an over-sized boom box in this portrait of him, "Rebel Without a Pause." He is po...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Paper, Board

"The Texaco Man", African-American Artist, Acrylic, Collage, Historical Scene
Located in Detroit, MI
The artist Judy Bowman is an extraordinarily talented artist who creates a scene, a mood and an environment in her unique works with her ability to cut and tear paper. Along with her...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Queen" African American Female Portrait, Rich Browns & Lavenders, Sculptural
By Henry Heading
Located in Detroit, MI
“Queen” is a stunning iconic portrait of a young woman coming into the full flower of her beauty and developing power. She is set in a sculptural scene of softly rounded forms surro...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

"Quarantine" Self-Portrait, African American, Structural Painting, Rich Colors
By Henry Heading
Located in Detroit, MI
The simple title "Quarantine" belies the complex nature of this work. It is a self-portrait of the artist, Henry Heading, immersed in the tools of his trade, a French painter's beret...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Wood, Masonite, Acrylic

"Inevitable Lapse", African-American Portrait, Figurative, Reds and Blacks
By Ijania Cortez
Located in Detroit, MI
"Inevitable Lapse" is a triptych-style painting showing Ijana's masterful use of color blended with shadow. In three panels an African-American man is depicted in motion in various ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

African American Man on Street - 20th Century, America, Street photography
By Michael Ormerod
Located in Brighton, GB
Edition of 10. Black & White print on Hahnemuehle Paper. The body of work, States of America, is the photographic legacy of one of the UK’s leading photographic talents whose untim...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Color

"Things I See" Dancers, Drums, Ancestors, Symbolism, African-American, Colors
By Michael Horner
Located in Detroit, MI
"Things I See" is a great example of the "Joie de Vivre" that Michael Horner brings to his paintings and his abstracted figures that are alive with music and dance. Even the clothing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

"My Paint Is My Protest" African American Artist, Racial Protest Image
Located in Detroit, MI
“My Paint is My Protest” is an image of an African American artist whose life is art and whose focus is to give power to his thoughts and words as expressed through art. Darin's art ...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Paper, Board

"The Killing of George Floyd" Mixed Media, African American, 2020, Colors
Located in Detroit, MI
"The Killing of George Floyd" was created in 2021 by Judy Bowman for an exhibition titled My Art Is My Voice. It is an African American piece that speaks for itself. It is signed by ...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

All the While: cinematic photograph, interior w/ Black African American woman
By Nadine Rovner
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
Nadine Rovner orchestrates lush cinematic scenes, exploring a visual world of heightened tension, anticipation, anxiety, longing and desire. These carefully staged, richly textured e...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Inkjet

Making a Mojo Large Abstract Oil Painting African American Woman Artist
By Deborah Dancy
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Deborah Dancy, also known as Deborah Muirhead (born 1949), is a Black American woman painter of large-scale abstractions in oil; she is also a printmaker and mixed media artist. Her ...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

BACKYARD Signed Lithograph, Black Couple, African American Heritage, Quilts
By James Demark
Located in Union City, NJ
BACKYARD by the artist James Denmark is an original hand drawn, limited edition lithograph printed on archival Somerset paper, 100% acid free using traditional hand lithography techn...
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1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

SHOUT Hand Drawn Lithograph, Church Shout, African American Heritage
By Samella Lewis
Located in Union City, NJ
SHOUT by the African American woman artist Samella Lewis, is an original hand drawn lithograph printed using hand lithography techniques on archival Rives BFK paper, 100% acid free. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

"Toe to Toe With Sam", Muhammad Ali & Uncle Sam, Action Scene, African-American
Located in Detroit, MI
“Toe to Toe with Sam” is at the same time ironic and serious. Uncle Sam as representative of the U.S. Government takes a swing at nimble footed Muhammed Ali who sidesteps the punch. ...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Paper, Board

TENOR SERMON Signed Lithograph, Abstract Jazz Portrait, African American Culture
By Romare Bearden
Located in Union City, NJ
TENOR SERMON is a limited edition color lithograph by the renowned African American artist Romare Bearden(September 2, 1911 – March 12, 1988), printed on archival printmaking paper, ...
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1970s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

FARM WOMAN Signed Lithograph, Gullah Woman, Quilts, African American Culture
By Jonathan Green
Located in Union City, NJ
FARM WOMAN, by JONATHAN GREEN, is a vibrantly colored limited edition lithograph printed in 19 colors using hand lithography techniques on archival printmaking paper, 100% acid free....
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

THE CONVERSATION Signed Lithograph, Black Women, Train, African American Culture
By Romare Bearden
Located in Union City, NJ
THE CONVERSATION is an original limited edition lithograph printed using traditional hand lithography methods on archival Somerset printmaking paper, 100% acid free. THE CONVERSATION...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN(Turban), Hand Drawn Lithograph, Black Female Portrait
By Elizabeth Catlett
Located in Union City, NJ
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN is an original hand drawn, limited edition lithograph by the renowned African American woman artist Elizabeth Catlett, printed in light black ink on archival c...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

QUILTING TIME Signed Lithograph, African American Culture, Interior Scene, Quilt
By Romare Bearden
Located in Union City, NJ
QUILTING TIME is an original limited edition lithograph printed using traditional hand lithography methods on archival Somerset printmaking paper, 100% acid free. QUILTING TIME by th...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

GOING TO CHURCH Signed Lithograph, Southern Landscape, African American Heritage
By William Tolliver
Located in Union City, NJ
GOING TO CHURCH was the very first limited edition print created by the self taught African American artist William Tolliver (b.1951-2000) in 1987. GOING TO CHURCH is an original han...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

"Joe Louis" Oil on Board with Mixed Media, Iconic Portrait, African American
By Henry Heading
Located in Detroit, MI
“Joe Louis” is a breathtakingly beautiful portrait of a man who was the best in his profession yet humble in his demeanor. Louis was an American professional boxer who competed from ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Wood, Board, Oil

MORNING Signed Lithograph, Interior Scene Black Women, African American Culture
By Romare Bearden
Located in Union City, NJ
MORNING is an original limited edition lithograph printed using traditional hand lithography methods on archival Somerset printmaking paper, 100% acid free. MORNING by the African Am...
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1970s Contemporary Interior Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Motif. Abstract, African American Artist Viola Leak Woodcut Silkscreen Print
By Viola Burley Leak
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Motif (Abstract) in orange abstract. From the small edition of 10. from 1982. I am not sure if this is a woodcut or woodblock print or a silkscreen screenprint or some combination. ...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Screen, Woodcut

Louis Armstrong, Black & White Portrait Photography of African American Jazzman
By Philippe Halsman
Located in New york, NY
An iconic black and white jazz musician photograph of Louis Armstrong, from 1966, by Philippe Halsman. Louis Armstrong, old-school jazz great, was one of the best known jazz musician...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Woman on Bus, Washington Protest, African-American Civil Rights Photography
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Woman on Bus, from the March on Washington, 1963 (printed later) by Leonard Freed, is a 11" x 14" gelatin silver print, signed and stamped on verso (back of photo) by the estate, Bri...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Sunday Morning, Photography of African American Life New York 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Sunday Morning, 1963 by Leonard Freed, is a 14” x 11” gelatin silver photograph from the artist's Black in White America book (p. 171). The photograph from the Freed estate is stampe...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Harlem Fashion Show Hats, Street Photography of African Americans 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Harlem Fashion Show, Hats, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 16" x 20" gelatin silver print, signed verso (on back) by the Freed estate. The image appears in American photographer Freed's s...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

NEW DREAMS Signed Lithograph Young Black Girl Portrait, African American History
By Ernest Crichlow
Located in Union City, NJ
NEW DREAMS is an original limited edition lithograph by the Harlem Renaissance, African-American artist ERNEST CRICHLOW (1914-2005). Printed from hand drawn plates using traditional ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Fire Hydrant, Harlem, Portrait Photograph of African American Children 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Punctuated by documentary photo essays such as Black in White America, Fire Hydrant is one of Leonard Freed's most iconic in the Harlem series. In the image of Fire Hydrant, two chil...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Digital, Archival Pigment, Digital Pi...

NO PLACE LIKE HOME Signed Lithograph, African American Culture, Family Dinner
By Louis Delsarte
Located in Union City, NJ
NO PLACE LIKE HOME is a hand drawn, limited edition lithograph by the African American artist Louis Delsarte printed using hand lithography techniques on archival Arches paper 100% a...
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1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

YOUNG DOUGLASS Signed Linocut Black and White Portrait African American History
By Elizabeth Catlett
Located in Union City, NJ
YOUNG DOUGLASS is a hand pulled original limited edition relief print created using linocut printmaking techniques on white archival Somerset White paper, 100% acid free. Pencil sign...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Linocut

Motif, Gold Abstract African American Artist Viola Leak Woodcut Silkscreen Print
By Viola Burley Leak
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Motif (Abstract) in orange, blue and gold abstract. From the small edition of 10. from 1982. I am not sure if this is a woodcut or woodblock print or a silkscreen screenprint or some...
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Screen, Woodcut

Motif, Orange Blue, African American Artist Viola Leak Woodcut Silkscreen Print
By Viola Burley Leak
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Motif (Abstract) in orange and blue abstract. From the small edition of 10. from 1982. I am not sure if this is a woodcut or woodblock print or a silkscreen screenprint or some combi...
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Screen, Woodcut

Motif (Purple), African American Artist Viola Leak Woodcut or Silkscreen Print
By Viola Burley Leak
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Motif (Abstract) in lavender purple. From the small edition of 10. from 1982. I am not sure if this is a woodcut or woodblock print or a silkscreen screenprint or some combination. ...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Screen, Woodcut

Beauty Contest, Harlem, Black and White Photography of African American Fashion
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Beauty Contest, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 16" x 20" gelatin silver print, signed verso (on back) by the Freed estate. The image appears in American photographer Freed's semi...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Black and White photograph of African American Children -- Culture Series No. 1
By George Simmons
Located in Troy, NY
Two adolescents assess the viewer, offering differing attitudes. This black and white fine art photograph captures the vulnerability and bravado of youngsters at the point when child...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Digital

Sammy Davis Junior, New York City, Photographic Portrait African American 1950s
By Burt Glinn
Located in New york, NY
Image of Sammy Davis Junior, 1959 by American photographer Burt Glinn was shot on Madison Avenue in New York after Sammy Davis Jr.'s last performance at the Copacabana nightclub in T...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Digital

Woman at Protest, March on Washington, African-American Civil Rights Photography
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Woman Protestor, March on Washington, 1963 by Leonard Freed, is a 14" x 11" gelatin silver photograph, signed and stamped on verso (back of photo) by the estate, Brigitte Freed (wife...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Berlin, Germany, African-American Soldier in Europe And Civil Rights Photography
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Berlin, Germany, 1961 by Leonard Freed, is a 14" x 11" gelatin silver print, signed and stamped on verso (back of photo) by the estate, by Brigitte Freed (wife of the photographer). ...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Fire Hydrant, Harlem, Black and White Photograph African American Children 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Fire Hydrant, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 12" x 9" gelatin silver signed (on verso) later print. Punctuated by documentary photo essays such as Black in White America, Fire H...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Mr. Harlem, Photograph of African American Life New York City 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
The gelatin silver print is from the Freed estate, stamped verso (photo back) and signed by Brigitte Freed (widow of photographer). The image captures African-American life in Harl...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

"Oh Snap" print on linen latinx african american bright colorful graphic pop
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Merryn Omotayo Alaka and Sam Fresquez Oh Snap, 2021 digital print on linen 33" x 23" framed Unique Merryn Omotayo Alaka and Sam Fresquez produce immersive spaces that reference ri...
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2010s Contemporary More Prints

Materials

Linen, Digital

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Find the exact piece of contemporary african american art you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Making the right choice when shopping for an item from our selection of contemporary african american art may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a choice in our collection of contemporary african american art to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of black, beige, gray, blue and more. There have been many interesting object in our assortment of contemporary african american art examples over the years, but those made by Leonard Freed, Jonathan Green, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett and Viola Burley Leak are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these — often created in lithograph, paper and film — can elevate any room of your home. If space is limited, you can find a small option in this array of contemporary african american art measuring 7.88 high and 6 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 48.5 across to better suit those in the market for a large piece of contemporary african american art.

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