Charlotte, NC: Mint Museum, 1980. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher’s stiff illustrated, transparent vellum endpapers.
Catalog published in conjunction with an exhibition of work by Black art pioneer Romare Bearden held in 1980 at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, the artist’s place of birth. A landmark show for Bearden and the Mint, presenting a selection of collages, monoprints, watercolors, and drawings produced over the course of a decade. Illustrated with color and black-and-white plates; with text by influential Black cultural critic, historian, and friend of Bearden Albert Murray and preeminent New York art critic Dore Ashton; and chronology, bibliography, exhibition checklist, and a complete catalog of all the works Bearden produced–over 600–between 1970 and 1980. Facsimile signature to front endpaper, as issued. Light rubbing and edgewear to wraps. Very good. Item #6960