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    Lunchtime crowds in New York's famous Wall Street area took time off from the worries of the world of big business and finance on Wednesday to watch an unusual display by a group of negro artists.

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    Lunchtime crowds in New York's famous Wall Street area took time off from the worries of the world of big business and finance on Wednesday to watch an unusual display by a group of negro artists. The two-hour event -- part of the Studio-in-the-Streets Programme of the Studio Museum in Harlem featured the work of five of New York's best known black artists.

    The demonstrations covered many art forms, ranging from jewellery manufacture to sculpture.

    SYNOPSIS: New York's famed Wall Street area -- hub of the world of big business and finance -- played host to a group of artists on Wednesday during a special lunchtime display. The art forms on display ranged from jewellery manufacture through to portrait painting.

    The group of five artists were taking par??? in the Studio-in-the-Streets Programme of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Sudan (Ted) Pontiflet spent many years in West Africa.

    Curtis Bryant, a sculptor of renown in New York's Greenwich Village area. He sculpts masks from wire and sand.

    Dingda McCannon, the only woman in the group, creates prints. The Studio Museum has four major year-round programmes, including one which provides free studio space to black artists on an annual basis.

    Joseph Delaney is the most experienced "street artist" in the group. He's worked in Greenwich Village since arriving in New York, from Tennessee, in 1929. All five artists are painters, but some works in different media for the street demonstration.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24R9MQFSIFVTGBDV7M71O486H
    Media URN:
    VLVA24R9MQFSIFVTGBDV7M71O486H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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