Ernie Barnes 1938 – 2009
I always loved his work. It reminded me of my Los Angeles childhood, the beautiful freedom of house parties where I’d run around playing hide and seek, with Chuck-a-luck, Chris, Leslie and Jossie. The adults danced, philosophized, and celebrated this community, largely a black one, though Mom and us kids were a lovely part of the simmering stew.
And how could you not hear Marvin Gaye when you see his work.