Cliff Joseph On The Power Of Art

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Cliff Joseph (June 23, 1922 – November 08, 2020)

Those who are at the head of the oppressive system know well the power of art and fear it in the hands of the people. That is why power structures throughout man’s history have sought to suppress and control the creative artist.

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Mr. Joseph’s “Ancestral Affirmation” (1987), oil on canvas.

Credit…via Aaron Galleries. NYT