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Casper Banjo, (African American; 1937 - 2008), Proud One, Mixed media print with hand coloring (unique)., 18" x 14"
Estimate: $900.00 - $1,200.00
(African American; 1937 - 2008)
Mixed media print with hand coloring (unique).
c.1973. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/1 in pencil.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Casper Banjo studied at the University of California, Berkley. He also received BFA '73 and MFA '75 degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute. His artwork was featured in several publications including Black Artists on Art, Vol., 2 co-authored by Dr. Semella S. Lewis and Ruth G. Waddy, Los Angeles, CA; Extraordinary Art, Beyond the Museum II, Philadelphia, PA; The National Carroll Simms Black Art Catalog, African American Museum, Dallas, TX, and The International Review of African American Art, Vol., 17, Juliett Harris editor.
Some of the exhibitions he was most proud of include, Impressions/Expressions: Black American graphics, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and traveling from 1979 - 1981. Aesthetics of Graffiti, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1978. As well as a traveling exhibition put on by the Smithsonian Museum in the early 1970s called Black American Graphics.
Casper was an accomplished and sought after exhibition installer. He worked for years putting together shows at Oakland's Center for Visual Arts. He helped San Francisco's Coalition on Homelessness by teaching printmaking to homeless artists, by contributing artwork to the Street Sheet and by installing the annual art auctions. He helped the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame create prints of the hands of famous Black filmmakers. He was the master printer behind the hand stamps of everyone from Paul Robeson to Sammy Davis Jr.
18" x 14"