Airbrush, Instamatics, and Funk: Art, Pop, and New York City’s Long 1970s
A presentation from 2021–2022 Walter Jackson Bate Fellow Uri McMillan
Uri McMillan, an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies and Department of English at UCLA, is a cultural historian who researches and writes in the interstices between black cultural studies, performance studies, queer theory, and contemporary art. He is writing a book about the effervescent artistic practices and networks of affiliation of three artists living and working in 1970s New York City: the Jamaican American visual artist Grace Jones, the Nuyorican illustrator Antonio Lopez, and the Black conceptual artist Adrian Piper.
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