1967 · Los Angeles, CA
by White, Charles, Benjamin Horowitz, Harry Belafonte, and James Porter
Los Angeles, CA: W. Ritchie Press, 1967. Hardcover. VG (ex-library copy with sticker on cover and name plates on side cover and fron page / in excellent condition with all pages clear and intact). Tan boards with bw illustration and black spine with gold gilt lettering; vi, 121 pp., bw illustrations throughout. "There is a powerful, sometimes violent beauty in his [Charles White's] artistic interpretation of Negro Americana. There is the poetic beauty of Negro idiom. This is the artist's most profound contribution, and it is significant that his art has never strayed far afield from the roots which gave birth to the artist himself. In a period when many artists have deserted reality for the various schools of nonobjectivity and abstractionism, Mr. White has continued to work for broader horizons of human expression and to explore deeper dimensions of truth and reality. And yet with all his tremendous realism he is an artist with a positive estimate of humanity. His strokes are bold and courageous and affirmative. His lines are clear, his people are alive with zest for life and the story of living manifest in their faces and their bodies. When in the presence of Mr. White's work his people take on a reality all their own, You feel that somewhere, sometime, some place you have known these people before or will meet them somewhere along life's journey in the future. You are enriched by the experience of having known Charles White's people, who are like characters from a great novel that remain with you long after the pages of the book have been closed." - quoted from Foreword by Harry Belafonte.
(Inventory #: 181407)