Miss World Joan Crawford and Watson looking at Kapo


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Miss World Joan Crawford and Watson looking at Kapo
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The Daily Gleaner
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Face of Jamaica
Exhibition Arts and Crafts, International
newspaper   ( sobekcm )


General Note:
The photograph of Barrington Watson and the Jamaican Miss World, Carol Joan Crawford, viewing a sculpture by the self-taught artist Kapo tells us much about that post-independence moment and how Jamaica was poised to present itself to the outside world. The juxtaposition is telling, Watson, trained academically in Europe, would go on to become one of the founders of an artist group that pushed modernist artistic principles and an internationalist outlook in Jamaica. In contrast, Kapo, along with other self-taught artists, was already being celebrated as an icon of an indigenous Jamaican art tradition, the roots of which were said to be inspired by Africa. Carol Joan Crawford as a world icon sent a message at home and abroad that Jamaica had style.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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