May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 104

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(ART.) Africobra 1: Ten in Search of a Nation. Double-sided poster, 22 x 17 inches; light rust stain in upper left corner, minimal wear. Chicago: W J Studios and Gallery, 13 September [1970]

Additional Details

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 July 1970 at the Studio Museum in Harlem. The show then went on the road, with the first stop being the show advertised here at the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Samples of the work are superimposed over a collage silhouette of Africa on recto, and 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.