Artist: Cliff Joseph
Oil on canvas
36 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches
Signed lower right
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 debuted at the Tate Modern Museum in London in the show, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. This exhibit is continuing to travel nationally through 2020.