Art: Object: Diversity

IS there such a thing as black art? Museums and gallery owners across the country seem to think so, and are rushing to mount shows. But as in other such efforts, earnest, liberal Whitey does not seem to have got it just right.

Some angry young black artists consciously paint black. Others of the generation that came of artistic age during the time of the new black militancy are painting and sculpting in styles ranging from expressionist to minimal, and they resist being classified racially. All these artists generally resent white sponsorship, even while...

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