Betye Saar

Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean

Forward by Suzanne Isken Executive Director, Craft & Folk Art Museum
Introduction by Holly Jerger Exhibitions Curator, Craft & Folk Art Museum
Essay by Steven Nelson, PhD, Professor of African and African American Art and Director of the UCLA Center for African Studies.

This publication accompanies the solo exhibition of seminal contemporary artist Betye Saar featureing the artist's series of washboard assemblage sculptures - an ongoing body of work that Saar started in the late 1990s. The washboard is a potent object for Saar, a reference she uses to examine the intersection of race, class, and labor. Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean was exhibited at the Craft & Folk Art Museum Los Angeles (May 28 - August 20, 2017) and New-York Historical Society Museum and Library, New York, NY, catalogue (November 2, 2018 - March 17, 2019).

Published by Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
Format: Softcover / 50 pages
ISBN: 978-0-692-89195-7