Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art
Text by Christopher Bedford, Joost Bosland, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Andrianna Campbell, Alexis Clark, Nicholas Cullinan, Elvira Dyangani, Jacqueline Francis, Gary Garrels, Mark Godfrey, Thelma Golden, Jamillah James, Hannah Johnston, Eungie Joo, Norman L. Kleeblatt, Thomas J. Lax, Courtney J. Martin, Lucy H. Partman, Lawrence Rinder, James Rondeau, Katy Siegel, Franklin Sirmans, Philippe Vergne, Zoe Whitley. Jessica Morgan in conversation with Leonardo Drew, Jen Mergel with Shinique Smith, Courtney J. Martin with Mark Bradford & Charles Gaines, Gary Garrels with Kevin Beasley, Pamela Joyner & Alfred Giuffrid with Courtney J. Martin
Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2020
528 pages, hardcover
10 14 × 8 inches


The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary work by artists of the African diaspora and from the continent of Africa itself. Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art draws upon the collection’s unparalleled holdings to explore the critical contributions made by Black artists to the evolution of visual art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Artists include:
Firelei Báez
Romare Bearden
Kevin Beasley
Zander Blom
Mark Bradford
Leonardo Drew
Sam Gilliam
David Hammons
Isaac Julien
Jacob Lawrence
Norman Lewis
Glenn Ligon
Julie Mehretu
Oscar Murillo
Christina Quarles
Robin Rhode
Lorna Simpson
Shinique Smith
Alma Thomas
Kara Walker
Jack Whitten
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
…and many others