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Jack Whitten

Black Monolith, II: Homage To Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man, 1994

Acrylic, molasses, copper, salt, coal, ash, chocolate, onion, herbs, rust, eggshell, razor blade on canvas
58 × 52 in
147.3 × 132.1 cm
location
Minneapolis
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Walker Art Center
Minneapolis
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Brooklyn Museum, William K. Jacobs, Jr.

Brooklyn Museum, William K. Jacobs, Jr.

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Jack Whitten
American, b. 1939
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Early on, Jack Whitten was influenced by both the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism, but after …

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Early on, Jack Whitten was influenced by both the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism, but after meeting William de Kooning the balance tilted toward the latter. Blending figuration and abstraction, Whitten’s emotionally riveting gestural works—including a series on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—touched upon the racial …

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About the work
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Brooklyn Museum, William K. Jacobs, Jr.

Brooklyn Museum, William K. Jacobs, Jr.

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©Jack Whitten/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jack Whitten
American, b. 1939
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Early on, Jack Whitten was influenced by both the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism, but after …

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Early on, Jack Whitten was influenced by both the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism, but after meeting William de Kooning the balance tilted toward the latter. Blending figuration and abstraction, Whitten’s emotionally riveting gestural works—including a series on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—touched upon the racial …

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Jack Whitten

Black Monolith, II: Homage To Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man, 1994

Acrylic, molasses, copper, salt, coal, ash, chocolate, onion, herbs, rust, eggshell, razor blade on canvas
58 × 52 in
147.3 × 132.1 cm
location
Minneapolis
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