The Art of Romare Bearden

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[image] The Block II, 1972

Romare Bearden, The Block II, 1972
collage of various papers with foil, paint, ink, graphite, and surface abrasion on seventeen fiberboard and plywood panels including two applied in relief and one recessed
The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art
© Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.

Documenting Lenox Avenue between 132d and 133d Street in Harlem, The Block II is one of Bearden's most complex views of New York. A non-judgmental guide, the artist helps us bear witness to people of varied races and ages engaged in the spiritual and secular activities of everyday life.

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