The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas at MoCA, LA

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Opening yesterday at the MoCA in Los Angeles is an exhibition of Emory Douglas’ art made while he worked as minister of culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until its discontinuation in the early 1980s. Organized by Sam Durant, with the assistance of Alden and Mary Kimbrough and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics the show features approximately 150 works and runs until Jan.20, 2008. An excerpt from the MoCA site:

“With a firm understanding of the need to disseminate information and communicate the party’s agenda visually, Douglas’s bold illustrations and striking images spoke forcefully to a community ravaged by poverty, police brutality, and poor living conditions. With unmistakable humanism, Douglas portrayed a populace that was emerging from segregation and proudly fighting to assert their rights to equality.”

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