Primitivism’ In 20th Century Art, MoMA, Press Kit with Photos and Press Releases; also Artforum Nov. 1984 with critical essay by Thomas McEvilley

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Museum of Modern Art—New York, “‘Primitivism’ In 20th Century Art,” Press Kit with 9 Photos, 10 Press Releases, including a Fact Sheet, and Bios of Curators William Rubin and Kirk Varnedoe, 1984, Size: 9.5 x 11.75 inches.

This press kit is being sold with the November, 1984 issue of Artforum Magazine with Thomas McEvilley’s groundbreaking essay “Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief: “‘Primitivism’ in 20th Century Art,” a critique of the exhibition sometimes cited as the roots of today’s multicultural perspective.

Press Kit Cover
Press Kit Interior
Pablo Picasso “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” (detail) and Mbuya, Painted Mask from Zaire, Photograph from Press Kit
Label on back of Photograph from Press Kit
Artforum Magazine November 1984 Issue with Thomas McEvilley’s essay. Also includes letters in response to the essay clipped from later issues of Art Forum.
African Diaspora Library of Edit deAk MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York) Pablo Picasso Philip Taaffe Press Kit Press Release