Spiral was a group of Black artists in New York City active in the 1960s. They did not have a distinct style but explored Black identity and political struggle in the civil rights era. It included such illustrious artists as Emma Amos, Romare Bearden, and the Abstract Expressionist Norman Lewis. Among other things, Spiral debated the relationship between abstract and figurative art and whether abstract art had a role in the struggle for civil rights.
Image: Emma Amos, Baby (1966). Oil on canvas. 118.1 × 129.5 cm.