Monday, March 27, 2017
In 1968 Grace Slick dons "black face" and performs "Crown of Creation" with Jefferson Airplane on the Smothers Brothers Show. At the end of the song she gives the Black Power salute.
In 1970 Mick Jagger appears in Nicolas Roeg's Performance, where he channels Bob Dylan via Son House to tell us about "the black man" from "San Antone" who "drew his knife."
In 1972 Ed Kleinholz debuts Five Card Stud (1969-1972) at Documenta 5 in Kassel, Germany. Almost forty years later LACMA shows the work as part of its Pacific Standard Time and not much is made of it, apart from Hyperallergic noting that it "couldn't have come at a better (or more ironic) time."