Emma Amos, ‘Slow Time’, 1983, Print, Color monotype, color pastels and stencil with paper and fabric collage on thick cream wove paper, Swann Auction Galleries
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Emma Amos

Slow Time, 1983

Color monotype, color pastels and stencil with paper and fabric collage on thick cream wove paper
28 × 37 in
71.1 × 94 cm
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711x940 mm; 28x37 inches.

Signed and dated in pink pastel, lower right and titled in pencil, lower …

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Emma Amos
American, 1937–2020
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As a painter and printmaker, Emma Amos used a combination of bold colors, words, and textiles to create dynamic figurative works. In addition to her independent practice, Amos was a member of the historic African American artist collective Spiral Group, and was also one of the anonymous feminists behind the Guerrilla Girls. In 2018, her painting Flower Sniffer (1966) was acquired by the Brooklyn Museum. Around the same time, her work was featured in two important traveling exhibitions that highlighted revolutionary Black art, “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” and “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.”
Amos foresaw that her due recognition would come late. In a 1995 interview with bell hooks, the artist said of gaining art-world acclaim: “It’s not going to be me, or, if so, it’s going to be a late splurge on the order of what happened to Alice [Neel], Elizabeth Catlett, or Faith Ringgold.” Amos is featured in The Artsy Vanguard 2020.

Emma Amos, ‘Slow Time’, 1983, Print, Color monotype, color pastels and stencil with paper and fabric collage on thick cream wove paper, Swann Auction Galleries
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711x940 mm; 28x37 inches.

Signed and dated in pink pastel, lower right and titled in pencil, lower right edge.

Provenance: Art Atlanta, Hammond House Museum annual auction; private collection, Georgia.

Slow Time is part of a significant body of 1980s work by Emma Amos depicting African-American women in bathing suits …

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Emma Amos
American, 1937–2020
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As a painter and printmaker, Emma Amos used a combination of bold colors, words, and textiles to create dynamic figurative works. In addition to her independent practice, Amos was a member of the historic African American artist collective Spiral Group, and was also one of the anonymous feminists behind the Guerrilla Girls. In 2018, her painting Flower Sniffer (1966) was acquired by the Brooklyn Museum. Around the same time, her work was featured in two important traveling exhibitions that highlighted revolutionary Black art, “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” and “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.”
Amos foresaw that her due recognition would come late. In a 1995 interview with bell hooks, the artist said of gaining art-world acclaim: “It’s not going to be me, or, if so, it’s going to be a late splurge on the order of what happened to Alice [Neel], Elizabeth Catlett, or Faith Ringgold.” Amos is featured in The Artsy Vanguard 2020.

Emma Amos

Slow Time, 1983

Color monotype, color pastels and stencil with paper and fabric collage on thick cream wove paper
28 × 37 in
71.1 × 94 cm
Bidding closed
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