Sumptuous swimming pools; AfriCOBRA’s black power art

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The iconic Stahl House has one of the most celebrated modern pools in Los Angeles. Designed by architect Pierre Koenig in 1960, it is known as Case Study House 22. Photo by Tim Street-Porter from “Splash: The Art of the Swimming Pool”

Summer in Southern California means swimming pools, and those glittering havens from the heat are celebrated in the new book “Splash: The Art of the Swimming Pool,” a collaboration between photographer Tim Street-Porter and his wife, the designer and writer Annie Kelly. 

Plus, we meet two artists from AfriCOBRA, a Chicago-based collective formed in the late 1960s that made art to empower black communities. Their work is part of the blockbuster show “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983” at The Broad.