B is for Black, from the series Alphabet of Democracy

Anton Kannemeyer, South African, born 1967



Hand printed lithograph on paper


Overall: 22 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (57.2 × 44.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the William S. Rubin Fund



Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa


21st century

Object Name





Not on view


Text: b is for black / black [underscored] adj. opposite of white, dirty, / messy, without light, dark, illegal, dim, / smuggled, sombre, disasterous, dismal, / obscure, sullen, bad-tempered, angry, / horrible, grotesque, malignant, un- / lucky, unhappy, depressed. / SOURCES: CHAMBERS & OXFORD DICTIONARIES; numbered, lower left: 14/35; signed and dated, lower right: KANNEMEYER 2008

Course History

AAAS 67.5, GEOG 21.01, Black Consciousness and Black Feminisms, Abigail Neely, Winter 2019

WRIT 5, On Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2015

SOCY 7.1, Race and Ethnicity, Emily Walton, Winter 2015

SOCY 7.2, Race and Ethnicity, Emily Walton, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

Anton Kannemeyer, Fear of a Black Planet, Michael Steveson Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa, October 16-Novemeber 22, 2008.

Publication History

Michael Stevenson, Anton Kannemeyer, Fear of a Black Planet, Woodstock, South Africa, ill. p. 18.


Michael Stevenson Fine Art CC, Cape Town, South Africa; sold to present collection, 2009.

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