9 Beautiful Coffee-Table Books By Black Artists to Add to Your Collection This Year
3rd January 2023 by BOTWC Staff
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3rd January 2023 by BOTWC Staff
It’s time to spice up your space!
The Ultimate Art Museum by Ferren Gipson
"Visit the world’s greatest museum without leaving your home through this imaginary art museum – a visually spectacular survey of world art for middle-grade readers, curated in collaboration with a global team of experts and educators...This imaginary art museum is an educational and inspiring experience without the constraints of space and time." Perfect for your coffee table, support this Black author here.
Fly In League With the Night by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
"Dramatically reinventing the lineage of Goya, Sargent and Manet, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye imbues the Black subjects in her paintings with atmospheric grace and elegance." Perfect for your coffee table, support this Black painter here.
Mastry by Kerry James-Marshall
"This long-awaited volume celebrates the work of Kerry James Marshall, one of America’s greatest living painters." Perfect for your coffee table, support this Black artist here.
Black Is Beautiful by Kwame Brathwaite
"In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used his photography to popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” This monograph—the first ever dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career—tells the story of a key, but under-recognized, figure of the second Harlem Renaissance." Perfect for your coffee table, support this Black photojournalist here.
I Can Make You Feel Good by Tyler Mitchell
"I Can Make You Feel Good is a 206-page celebration of photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell's distinctive vision of a Black utopia. The book unifies and expands upon Mitchell's body of photography and film from his first US solo exhibition at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York." Perfect for your coffee table, support this Black photographer here.
The Work of Several Lifetimes by Mario Moore
"The Work of Several Lifetimes is a collection of Moore’s sketches, drawings, etchings, and paintings, which focus on Black blue-collar workers, interrogating who is allowed to be the subject of portraiture." Perfect for your coffee table, support this Black artist here.
Soul. R&B. Funk. Photographs 1972-1982 by Bruce W. Talamon
"This book celebrates the work of Bruce W. Talamon, including almost 300 photographs spanning 1972 to 1982. Talamon captured some of the most iconic soul, funk, and R&B acts of the time, including Diana Ross, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Al Green." Perfect for your coffee table, support this Black photographer here.
Black Futures by Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew
"...tells the story of contemporary Black life through images, photos, recipes, tweets, memes, and poetry to create a collection that captures what it means to be Black and alive right now." Perfect for your coffee table, support these Black creators here.
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
"...rarely seen photos from private archives and collections of some of the biggest Black starlets like Nina Simone and Eartha Kitt." Perfect for your coffee table, support this Black photographer here.
Photo credit: MOCA store / Vogue