Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 61

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(ART.) AfriCOBRA 1: Ten in Search of a Nation. Double-sided poster, 22 x 17 inches, for their first formal exhibition; folds, minor wear and dampstaining on top edge. Chicago: W J Studios and Gallery, 21 June 1970

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The group of ten artists known as AfriCOBRA (African Commune Of Bad Relevant Artists) was formed in 1962, but did not mount their first formal exhibition until this June 1970 show at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Samples of the work are superimposed over a collage silhouette of Africa on recto, with images of the ten artists on verso, along with lists of their works. Among the artists are Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Nelson Stevens, Jeff Donaldson, and Wadsworth Jarrell. None traced in OCLC or at auction, although last year Swann offered a similar poster from the show's September 1970 Boston stop.