Alison Saar, ‘Is You Is or Is You Ain't’, 2017, Tandem Press
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Alison Saar

Is You Is or Is You Ain't, 2017

Intaglio and hand painted shellac
13 × 9 in
33 × 22.9 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,250
Location
Madison
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Tandem Press
Madison

Alison Saar carefully considers the physicality, conceptuality, and the history of the materials …

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Alison Saar
American, b. 1956
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Employing both found and traditional artistic materials, Alison Saar’s sculptures and assemblages meditate on a range of experiences related to the African diaspora and femininity. The daughter of the artist Betye Saar, she continues her mother’s attention to the marginalization of both women and minorities. Often working with female nudes, Saar is among a larger generation of artists who recognize the body as a site of identity formation, acknowledging historical injustices and presenting defiant figures that seem to transcend their pasts. Referencing African and Afro-Caribbean art in her work, she often alludes to mythological narratives or rituals that fuel notions of history and identity.

Alison Saar, ‘Is You Is or Is You Ain't’, 2017, Tandem Press
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Alison Saar carefully considers the physicality, conceptuality, and the history of the materials she chooses to work with. For this piece, Saar chose a flecked Chiri kozo paper. After the portrait was printed, the paper was treated with coats of shellac to achieve a stained quality. During the process of creating this …

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This work is signed by the artist and comes with a documentation sheet.
Publisher
Tandem Press
Price ranges of prints by Alison Saar
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$1,200–$1,500
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Alison Saar
American, b. 1956
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Employing both found and traditional artistic materials, Alison Saar’s sculptures and assemblages meditate on a range of experiences related to the African diaspora and femininity. The daughter of the artist Betye Saar, she continues her mother’s attention to the marginalization of both women and minorities. Often working with female nudes, Saar is among a larger generation of artists who recognize the body as a site of identity formation, acknowledging historical injustices and presenting defiant figures that seem to transcend their pasts. Referencing African and Afro-Caribbean art in her work, she often alludes to mythological narratives or rituals that fuel notions of history and identity.

Alison Saar

Is You Is or Is You Ain't, 2017

Intaglio and hand painted shellac
13 × 9 in
33 × 22.9 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,250
Location
Madison
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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