Stock Image

Fired Up! Ready to Go!: Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity. The African American Art Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz

Peggy Cooper Cafritz,Thelma Golden

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0847860582 / ISBN 13: 9780847860586
Published by Skira Rizzoli 2018-02-20, 2018
New Condition: New
From Chiron Media (Wallingford, United Kingdom)

AbeBooks Seller Since 02 August 2010 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 10

Buy New
Price: 47.02 Convert Currency
Shipping: 9.32 From United Kingdom to U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 3-4 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-MAR-00085810

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Fired Up! Ready to Go!: Finding Beauty, ...

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli 2018-02-20

Publication Date: 2018

Book Condition: New

About this title

Synopsis:

After decades of art collecting, prominent Washington, d.c. based activist, philanthropist, and founder of the august Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Peggy Cooper Cafritz had amassed one of the most important collections of contemporary African American art in the country. But in 2009, the more than 300 works that composed this extraordinary collection were destroyed in the largest residential fire in Washington, D.C. history. The pioneering collection included work by Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Barkley Hendricks, David Hammons, Chris Ofili, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others. This beautifully illustrated volume features 200 of the works that were lost, along with works that she has collected since the fire, as well as important contributions by preeminent curators and artists.

Review:

"THIS VOLUME IS A REAL TREASURE. Hundreds of contemporary artworks by artists of African descent are illustrated. Peggy Cooper Cafritz (1947-2018), the passionate and inveterate collector, purchased the works over two periods of time. (She lost her first art collection to a house fire in 2009, and soon began assembling another.) The book showcases her art collections and documents her life. She pens an engrossing biographical essay that spans growing up in Mobile, Ala., to her ascension as an influential Washington, D.C., lawyer, arts patron/advocate, and founder the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. In addition, her relationships with key figures are revealed and explored through contributions from artists, gallery owner Jack Shainman, and Studio Museum in Harlem Director Thelma Golden, who conducts an interview with Cafritz for the book. Emerging artists are overwhelmingly represented in Cafritz's more recent collection, artists such as Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Nina Chanel Abney, Derek Fordjour, Tschabalala Self, Titus Kaphar, and Simone Leigh, who she supported early and are coming into their own today. Cafritz, who died at age 70, two days before the official publication of this book, bequeathed the majority of her vast collection to the Studio Museum (400+ works) and Duke Ellington (250+ works). The gesture will benefit generations to come, as will this volume, which Cafritz titled with her mantra: "Fired Up! Ready to Go!" She's left an insightful gift of great value to both new collectors and art world insiders, as well as those interested in transformational cultural leaders."
--Culture Type

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

TBA

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express