Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

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Curator Selects "Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas celebrates the singular graphic style of Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. Douglas's posters and drawings are contextualized within the history of the Black Power movement and brought to life through the voices of Party insiders. Danny Glover's preface sets the table for an extended engagement with Douglas's distinct visual language, which was forged in the Bay Area and later reverberated around the world.." - Lauren Palmor, Assistant Curator of American Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

 A reformatted and reduced price edition of the first book to show the provocative posters and groundbreaking graphics of the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, sounded a defiant cry for an end to the institutionalized subjugation of African Americans. The Black Panther newspaper was founded to articulate the party’s message, and artist Emory Douglas became the paper’s art director and later the party’s minister of culture. Douglas’s artistic talents and experience proved a powerful combination: his striking collages of photographs and his own drawings combined to create some of the era’s most iconic images. This landmark book brings together a remarkable lineup of party insiders who detail the crafting of the party’s visual identity. Hardcover, 224 pages.


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