Joseph Yoakum, St. Louis & San Francisco Rail Road, n.d., color pencil, watercolor on paper, 12 x 183/4 in (30.5 x 47.6 cm). COURTESY VENUS OVER MANHATTAN, NEW YORK.
Must See NYC Summer Gallery Shows – Joseph Yoakum
by Chadd Scott
Joseph Yoakum is an artist we should all know better. Of African-American and Native American descent, he traveled with the circus as a young man, served in World War I, spent time hopping train cars in the West and didn’t dedicate his life to his artwork until he was 72-years-old.
This exhibit features more than 60 of his works on paper including loans from contemporary art superstars Jeff Koons and KAWS.