South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s
Kellie Jones, a 2016 recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant," is Associate Professor of Art History at Columbia University and the author of several books, including EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art, also published by Duke University Press. Jones has curated numerous national and international exhibitions, including Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 and Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.
Conclusion: Noshun: Black Los Angeles and the Global Imagination
The conclusion takes a brief look at where some of the artists discussed—Noah Purifoy, David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, and others—ended up in the 1980s and beyond. The chapter thinks about how West Coast black practice of the 1960s and 1970s crafted an African diasporic aesthetics. The global concern of these artists laid the groundwork for a wide-ranging multimedia practice that impacted the international art world. The book ends with a look at artist Sanford Biggers, who inherited and expanded ideas his West Coast predecessors engaged in earlier decades.