postcolonialism = a study of the effects of colonialism on cultures and societies, concerned with both how European nations conquered and controlled "Third World" cultures and how these groups have since responded to and resisted those encroachments. Post-colonialism, as both a body of theory and a study of political and cultural change, has gone and continues to go through three broad stages:

  • an initial awareness of the social, psychological, and cultural inferiority
  • enforced by being in a colonized state
    the struggle for ethnic, cultural, and political autonomy
  • a growing awareness of cultural overlap and hybridity
David Hammons, Bliz-aard Sale, 1986.
Research Paper Plan Due












Dustin Titcomb please plan your presentation with me!











Jean-Michel Basquiat, Red Man, 1981.
Jean Michel Basquiat, Scull, 1981.











Sugar Ray Robinson

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Sugar Ray Robinson), 1982.











Sugar Ray Robinson

Often cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Sugar Ray Robinson competing in 200 professional bouts that included 108 knockouts in a career spanning 26 years
  • In his autobiography, Robinson wrote that he had spent all of his earnings (about $4 million) by his retirement
  • From the 1960s to his death, Robinson lived mostly in poverty
  • Upon his retirement, when awarded a trophy for his impressive career, he did not have a table strong enough to support its weight
Sugar Ray Robinson











Charles the First

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charles the First, 1982.











Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Horn Players, 1983.











Five thousand Dollars
Lizzie Himmel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1985.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Five Thousand Dollars, 1982.











Adrian Piper, Catalysis IV, 1971.











Adrian Piper, Vanilla Dreams, 1986.
Adrian Piper, Vanilla Nightmares #18, 1987.











Adrian Piper, My Calling Card #1, 1986.











Primitivism in 20th Century Art: affinities of the Modern and the Tribal, MoMA, 1984.
Les Magiciens de la terre (Magicians of the Earth), Pompidou Centre, 1989.











Fred Wilson, Mining the Museum, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Baltimore, 1992











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











Jimmie Durham, On Loan from the Museum of the American Indian: Types of Arrows 1985.
James Luna, Artifact Piece, at the San Diego Museum of Man, 1986.











Damian Ortega, Cosmic Thing, 2002.
Margarita Cabrera, Vocho (Yellow), 2004.


LACMA Phantom Sightings












Ruben Ortiz Torres, High and Low Rider at the Getty Center, 2012.











Ken Gonzales Day, Erased Lynching, 2005.











Ken Gonzales Day, About a hundred yards from the road (from the Hang Trees series), 2002.
Ken Gonzales Day, Next morning when jimmy woke, the cowboys were gone (from the Hang Trees series), 2002.











Yinka Shonibare, Diary of a Victorian Dandy 19:00 Hours, 1998.











Yinka Shonibare, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews without their Heads, 1998.
Thomas Gainsborough, Mr. Robert Andrews and His Wife, 1790.