Artist: Cliff Joseph
Oil on canvas
36 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches
Signed lower right
NOT FOR SALE
Joseph was the co-founder of the 1960’s Black Emergency Cultural Coalition in NY-an artists group involved in creating socially conscious artworks.
“My art is a confrontation. Among the many realities of art expression, this remains the most constant purpose of my aesthetic. It is, of course, a social art, based on my ‘gut’ perceptions of our worldly conditions; but it draws upon each viewer to confront himself in consideration of his role in affecting those conditions.”
Blackboard will be exhibited at the Tate Modern Museum in London July 12th – October 22nd in the show Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. This exhibit will be traveling internationally until 2019.