Foreward

Jean Kennedy

Smithsonian Institution Press

Washington and London
c 1992 Smithsonian Institution

To the artists of Africa
All rights reserved
Printed in the United States

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Kennedy, Jean
New currents, ancient rivers: contemporary
African artists in a generation of change /
Jean Kennedy.
p, cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. )
and index.
ISBN 1-56098-037-0 (cloth).—
1. Art, Black—Africa, Sub-Saharan. 2. Art,
Modern—20th century—Africa, Sub-Saharan.
3. Artists—Africa, Sub-Saharan—Biography—
History and criticism. 1. Title.
N739 1.65.K46 1991
709'.67'09045—de20 90-10314

Jenifer Blakemore, editor
Alan Carter, designer

Color plates printed in Hong Kong. Text and all other elements printed in the United States of America.

The paper in this book meets the requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed Materials Z39.48-1984.

For permission to reproduce illustrations appearing in this book, please correspond directly with the author's daughter, Mimi Wolford. The Smithsonian Institution Press does not retain reproduction rights for these illustrations or maintain a file of addresses for photo sources.

Jean Kennedy died on 30 November 1991, while this book was still in production. The Smithsonian Institution Press has made every effort, with the guidance of Ms. Kennedy's family and friends, to complete the book as she would have wished.


Extracted with permission from: Jean Kennedy. New Currents, Ancient Rivers: Contemporary African Artists in a Generation of Change. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

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