Now Dig This! Black Artists in Los Angeles

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Betye Saar, Black Girl's Window

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Betye Saar. Black Girl's Window, 1969. Assemblage in window. 35 3⁄4 x 18 x 1 1⁄2 in. (90.8 x 45.7 x 3.8 cm). Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York.

David Hammons, America the Beautiful

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David Hammons. America the Beautiful, 1968. Lithograph and body print. 39 x 29 1⁄2 in. (99.1 x 74.9 cm). Oakland Museum, Oakland Museum Founders Fund.

Dale Brockman Davis, Swept

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Dale Brockman Davis. Swept, 1970. Mixed media. 30 x 40 x 6 in. (76.2 x 101.6 x 15.2 cm). Blocker Collection in care of Rick Blocker.

David Hammons, Bag Lady in Flight

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David Hammons, Bag Lady in Flight.

John Outterbridge, No Time for Jivin'

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John Outterbridge. No Time for Jivin', from the Containment Series, 1969. Mixed media. 56 x 60 in. (142.2 x 152.4 cm). Mills College Art Museum Collection. Purchased with funds from the Susan L. Mills Fund.

John Riddle, Ghetto Merchant

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John Riddle. Ghetto Merchant, 1966. Mixed media. 41 x 18 1⁄4 in. (104.1 x 46.4 cm). Courtesy of Claude and Ann Booker, Los Angeles.

Noah Purifoy, Untitled (Assemblage)

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Noah Purifoy. Untitled (Assemblage), 1967. Mixed media. 66 x 39 x 8 in. (167.6 x 99.1 x 20.3 cm). Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Museum Purchase, the William A. Clark Fund and Gift of Dr. Samella Lewis. 1993.3. © Courtesy of the Noah Purifoy Foundation.

Suzanne Jackson, Apparitional Visitations

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Suzanne Jackson. Apparitional Visitations, 1973. Acrylic wash on canvas. 54 x 72 in. (137.2 x 182.9 cm). Collection of Vaughn C. Payne Jr., M.D.

Charles White, Love Letter #1

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Charles White. Love Letter #1, 1971. Lithograph with documents. 22 3⁄16 x 30 in. (56.4 x 76.2 cm). Private collection.

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