B is for Black

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: Purchased through the William S. Rubin Fund


Portfolio / Series Title

Alphabet of Democracy


Place Made: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa


21st century

Object Name


Research Area



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

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

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

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

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

Art History 63.13, Bad Art!, Katie Hornstein, Summer 2023

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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