Inscribed to Emma Amos

The Notion of Family.

New York: Aperutue Foundation, 2014.

Price: $1,750.00

About the item

First Edition. 100 duotone images and 32 four-colour video stills. 4to. Inscribed to Emma Amos. Patterned cloth, stamped in silver. Fine.

Item #345641

With essays by Dennis C. Dickerson and Laura Wexler. Also includes an interview by Dawoud Bey.

Inscribed on half-tiitle: "For Emma Amos – Thank you for helping change my life. Love always, Latoya Ruby Frazier."

Emma Amos (1937-2020) was a post-modern painter known for critically treating issues of racism and sexism in often-autobiographical work that combines figurative painting, textiles, and printmaking. She was a member of the pioneering African-American collection, Spiral, and of the feminist groups Heresies and Guerilla Girls.

Latoya Ruby Frazier contributed an essay to the catalogue for Amos's posthumous retrospective, Color Odyssey, at the Georgia Museum of Art. In it, she describes meeting Amos at the 2007 College Art Association Conference. “I will never forget how Emma responded to me and my art that day,” Frazier writes. “In the only way Emma Amos would be toward a young aspiring artist, in the most loving, generous and graceful way, she insisted that I stay with her in New York.” Days later, she then managed to get Frazier a curatorial position at Rutgers.