Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972
This once-lost trove of photographs date from 1972, a pivotal year for the musician, composer and mystic Sun Ra. Half of the photos in this book are of interior, space-themed murals made by Ra-colleague and musician Ayé Aton ? spectacularly weird and beautiful in their 1970s supersaturated color. From the same period, a cache of never-published photographs taken on location in Oakland for the film Space is the Place, features Ra in full regalia, wearing outrageous and beautiful Egyptian costumes. A rare glimpse behind the scenes of the architect of Afrofuturism.