About the Book
Black Art: In the Absence of Light, is a new documentary about celebrated art historian and artist David C. Driskell, who is featured prominently in Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century. Other names you'll recognize from the book in the documentary include Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, and Lyle Ashton Harris. Catch it on HBOMax!
Planned to coincide with The Phillips Collection’s centennial and exhibition, Seeing Differently is a ground-breaking volume. It offers an unprecedented breadth of insights and inclusive narratives on the Phillips’s growing art collection from a range of voices, including artists, critics, and scholars.
Seeing Differently features works across wide-ranging media by renowned artists from the 19th to the 21st centuries, including Benny Andrews, Alexander Calder, Edgar Degas, Simone Leigh, and Renée Stout. An opening essay by Dorothy Kosinski, artist conversations, thematic essays, and over 200 plates with 49 object responses by notable contributors, ensure that this will be a lasting art historical resource.