Higher Goals
"David Hammons Follows His Own Rules," The New Yorker
David Hammons, Bliz-aard Sale, 1986.











Elizabeth Catlett, Sharecropper, 1952.
Elizabeth Catlett, Homage to My Young Black Sisters, 1968.











Charles White, Ye Shall Inherit the Earth, 1953. Charcoal on paper, 36 x 26 in.
Charles White, General Moses (Harriet Tubman). 1965. Ink on paper, 47 × 68″ .






















AfriCOBRA (Coalition of Black Revolutionary Artists), later renamed (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists)


Jae Jarrell, Revolutionary Suit, 2010 reproduction after 1969 original. Wool, suede, silk, wood, pigment, On dress form: 35 × 27 × 12 in.
Jae Jarrell, Urban Wall Suit, 1969. Sewn and painted cotton and silk, two-piece suit, 37 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 1/2 in.











Hendricks, Lawdy Mama, 1969.

Dindga McCannon (American, born 1947). Revolutionary Sister, 1971.

Wadsworth Jarrell, Revolutionary (Angela Davis), 1971.











David Hammons, The Door (Admissions), 1969.











Adrian Piper, My Calling Card #1, 1986.










"It’s a genetic and social fact that according to the entrenched conventions of racial classification in this country you are probably black.

So if I choose to identify myself as black whereas you do not, that’s not just a special, personal fact about me. It’s a fact about us. It’s our problem to solve. So, how do you propose we solve it? What are you going to do?" - Adrian Piper

Adrian Piper, Cornered, 1988.











Adrian Piper, What Will Become of Me, 1985 - ongoing.











David Hammons, Higher Goals, 1986.
David Hammons, Untitled, 2000.