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Brooklyn Museum showcases edgy black women's art

A new exhibition cuts to the bone of what it meant to be a black woman in the 1960s struggling to carve out a life

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Faith Ringgold (right) and Michele Wallace (centre) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum, 1971.

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ONE reason for the hullabaloo around Dana Schutz's painting of the murdered Emmett Till in the current Whitney Biennial is the weakness of the work. It looks half-baked, unresolved.

Like a lot of recent "political" art, it doesn't try for a weight suitable to, and

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