JOE OKONKWO

Author of the award-winning novel Jazz Moon

writer

Feeling a bit naughty so...

...I'm posting this. It's by Richard Bruce Nugent. He was one of the bad boys of the Harlem Renaissance and this painting tells you why. Nugent is well-known for his 1926 homoerotic, interracial prose poem "Smoke, Lillies, and Jade."

Richard Bruce Nugent lived from 1906 to 1987. This painting is called Lucifer. Nugent completed it in 1930.