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A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
As mission-driven collectors, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi have championed emerging artists of African descent through patronage, advocacy and institutional support. But until now there has never been an opportunity to consider the scope and impact of their acclaimed collection.
Young, Gifted and Black is edited by writer Antwaun Sargent (The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion) and features over 100 artworks in all media that explore representation, race and the history of art. A gathering of dynamic voices, the book also includes a wide-ranging conversation between Lumpkin and Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem; an in-depth essay by Sargent situating Lumpkin in an influential lineage of Black art patrons; and a critical analysis of this new generation of artists in the context of their peers and forebears by curator Jessica Bell Brown.
Mark Bradford, David Hammons, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Adam Pendleton, Pope.L, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Sadie Barnette, Kevin Beasley, Jordan Casteel, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Bethany Collins, Noah Davis, Cy Gavin, Allison Janae Hamilton, Tomashi Jackson, Samuel Levi Jones, Deana Lawson, Eric N. Mack, Arcmanoro Niles, Jennifer Packer, Christina Quarles, Jacolby Satterwhite, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Sable Elyse Smith, Chiffon Thomas, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Brenna Youngblood, and more