Limited edition prints for sale to raise money for BlackStar Projects, in celebration of our 10th anniversary.

Sale ran from January 2021 to January 2022.

Participating Artists:
Andrea Pippins
Arthur Jafa
Cauleen Smith
Garrett Bradley
Damon Davis
Fahamu Pecou
Kahlil Joseph
Kevin Jerome Everson
Louis Massiah
Michelle Angela Ortiz
Terence Nance

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Print 11 of 11

Two photos of the same Black person are placed side by side above a white bar. In the photo on the left the person appears to have lighter skin than the photo on the right.
Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

Arthur Jafa


2016, printed 2021
14in x 10.8in
Pigment print
Edition of 50

Artist Bio

Arthur Jafa (b. 1960, Tupelo, Mississippi) is an artist, filmmaker and cinematographer (BSFF14, BSFF16, BSFF19). Across three decades, Jafa has developed a dynamic practice comprising films, artefacts and happenings that reference and question the universal and specific articulations of Black being. Underscoring the many facets of Jafa’s practice is a recurring question: how can visual media such as objects, static and moving images, transmit the equivalent "power, beauty and alienation" embedded within forms of Black music in US culture?

Jafa’s films have garnered acclaim at the Los Angeles, New York and BlackStar Film Festivals and his artwork is represented in celebrated collections worldwide including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Tate, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The High Museum Atlanta, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Stedelijk, Luma Foundation, The Pérez Art Museum Miami, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others.

Jafa has recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions of his work at the Pérez Art Museum Miami the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague; Modern Museet, Stockholm; and the Louisiana Museum of Art, Denmark. In 2019, he received th Golden Lion for the Best Participant of the 58th Venice Biennale “May You Live in Interesting Times.”