ILLUSTRATIONS
FIGURES
I.1 Curator Beate Inaya and artists Daniel LaRue Johnson, Charles White, and
Betye Saar at the Negro and Creative Arts Exhibit, August 12, 1962 7
I.2 Group exhibition at the Altadena, CA, home of Alvin and Jeffalyn Johnson,
June 1962 10
I.3 David Hammons, Hair and Wire, Venice Beach, California, 1977; photograph
by Bruce Talamon 19
I.4 Adam Avila, Maren Hassinger in front of Twelve Trees, 1978 21
1.1 Sidney Poitier, Charles White, Ivan Dixon, and Tony Curtis on the set of the
film The Defiant Ones, 1958 26
1.2 Charles White, Birmingham Totem, 1964 34
1.3 Charles White, Wanted Poster #6, 1969 47
1.4 Betye Saar (née Brown) and Curtis Tann in the office space of their
decorative arts business, Brown and Tann, 1951 52
1.5 Betye Saar, House of Tarot, 1966 54
1.6 Melvin Edwards, Installation view of Five Younger Los Angeles Artists, 1965,
1965 58
1.7 Melvin Edwards, The Fourth Circle, 1966 59
1.8 Melvin Edwards, Mojo for 1404, 1964 61
1.9 Melvin Edwards, August the Squared Fire, 1965 63
2.1 Noah Purifoy’s interior design work featuring two of his collages, 1950s 74
2.2 Operation Teacup (Tower Easter Week Clean-­Up) at Watts Towers Art
Center and 107th Street, 1965 75
2.3 Art class with Judson Powell at Watts Towers Art Center, 1960s 77
2.4 Noah Purifoy and Judson Powell at 66 Signs of Neon exhibition, 1966 80
2.5 Noah Purifoy’s Sir Watts featured on a poster for the Watts Summer Festival,
1970 83
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