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Illustration for Nigger Heaven

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@ Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, USA

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Research in ProgressStudy for an illustration for Knopf's 1929 edition of Carl van Vechten's controversial novel, Nigger Heaven, originally published in 1926. At center, an exaggerated depiction of a dancing figure, wearing a purple dress and black high heeled shoes. The dress is short in the front (possibly to indicate that the figure is holding the skirt up) and longer in the back
Type:
Image
Format:
Black, Brown, And Purple Crayon On Paper
Rights:
Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer
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