African-American Artists Video Series

Award-winning documentary series by producer Linda Freeman provides intimate and personal looks at the lives and works of famous artists working in their own studios. David Irving is the writer-director.

Color. 28 minutes.

African Art, Women, History: The Luba People of Central Africa — In the magical world of the Lukasa, kings are born only after their spirits have taken possession of the body of a woman. Then, watch history come alive.

Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpting the Truth — An artist who sculpts the truth from wood, stone, terra cotta, and people she knows.

Emma Amos: Action Lines — A dramatic palette includes materials such as photos, her own weaving, and African cloth to help portray her feelings and fears.

Faith Ringgold: Paints Crown Heights — Through folktales and painting, the documentary shows how 12 diverse cultures have contributed to the American spirit

Howardena Pindell: Atomizing Art — A passionate artist and social critic marries beauty with ugliness, right with wrong, justice with injustice.

Note — We regret that we cannot give refunds on videotapes, CD-ROMs, or DVDs. All sales are final. In the event of a defective cartridge or disc, we will replace it with an identical one.

African Art, Women, History, DVD
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African Art, Women, History, DVD
Elizabeth Catlett - Sculpting the Truth, DVD
Emma Amos - Action Lines, DVD
Faith Ringgold - Paints Crown Heights, DVD
Howardena Pindell - Atomizing Art, DVD
Richard Mayhew - Spiritual Landscapes, DVD

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