Black Art Notes

Various Artists

Edited by Tom Lloyd

Black Art Notes is a collection of essays edited by artist and organizer Tom Lloyd. Originally published in 1971, the book was conceived as a critical response to the Contemporary Black Artists in America exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art but grew into a “concrete affirmation of Black Art philosophy as interpreted by eight Black artists,” as Lloyd notes in the publication’s introduction.

Published on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the original printing, this facsimile edition features writings by Lloyd, Amiri Baraka, Bing Davis, Melvin Dixon, Jeff Donaldson, Ray Elkins, Babatunde Folayemi, and Francis & Val Gray Ward.


48 pages
8.5 x 8.5 inches
Edition of 2000
November 2020
ISBN: 9781734489750

Managing Editor: Camille Crain Drummond
Designer: Scott Ponik
Proofreaders: Allison Dubinsky and Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves