The influence of African culture was everywhere apparent in Cooper’s work, which drew heavily on his many trips to West Africa

and fused the culture of

the African continent with

images and personalities

from 20th - and 21st-century Buffalo.  In a statement, Cooper called himself “an Afrocentric artist whose

world view is rooted in an African frame of reference,” going on to call his work

“a fusion of two cultures: 

my American experience

and my African heritage.” 




February 27  2016

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