Uri McMillan’s The Seventies in Color will center the work of Stephen Burrows, Grace Jones, and Antonio Lopez, three artists living and working in 1970s New York City. In distilling their specific artistic ecosystems, from funky downtown studios to glamorous uptown sites, the book will offer an alternative rendering of the decade by tracing the impact of Black and Brown creative labor on fashion, art, photography, and performance.

Uri McMillan is a scholar of African diasporic aesthetics and performance cultures and associate professor in English and Gender Studies at UCLA. His research synthesizes performance studies, art history and visual culture studies, feminist and queer theory, and Black diaspora studies. He is the author of Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance (NYU Press, 2015) and co-founder and co-editor of the book series Minoritarian Aesthetics (NYU Press). His writing has appeared in the journals Aperture, ASAP/Journal, and Visual AIDS, and in The Routledge Companion for African American Art History.