Art: Sooty Palette

Nothing brings out the artist in able Painter Julien Binford like a chocolaty skin. His Negroes are something that Negroes admire. Sixteen new Binfords made his one-man show last week at Manhattan's Midtown Galleries look like a black-belt village on Saturday afternoon. The canvases showed Negroes playing harmonicas, shooting craps, teaching Sunday school, and a vigorous study of two bucks locked together in a razor fight (one of Painter Binford's childhood memories). In most of these pictures, somber tones of the sooty bodies and faces stood out in contrast to the brilliant light of a lamp, the yellow interior of...

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