Jacques Coursil


Jacques Coursil was born in Paris but moved to New York in 1965. “In 1965, just around the assassination of Malcolm X, this is a natural propensity of a person of me like, having been in Africa, Senegal, West Africa, now I got to see the United States. I sold my library, I was not old at the time, I was 28 but I had a lot of books so I sold my books, paintings and I started playing almost immediately.” Coursil is nostalgic for those early days in New York, a much different time for the city.

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