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Kent Monkman

Miss Africa, from Four Continents, 2018

Offset lithographs in colors on skate decks
8 × 32 in
20.3 × 81.3 cm
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Published by Colonialism Skateboards, Canada

Each comes wrapped in original cellophane.

Published by Colonialism Skateboards, Canada

Each comes wrapped in original cellophane.

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Kent Monkman
Canadian, b. 1965
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Kent Monkman, a painter, filmmaker, and illustrator of Cree descent, appropriates and disrupts the visual language of Western art history in order to draw attention to the devastating affects of colonialism, particularly focusing on its impact on sexuality. By injecting Canada’s First Nations people into romanticized landscapes, or casting Modernist figures from Pablo Picasso into urban scenes, Monkman brings to question the cost of modernity while highlighting the resilience and agency of those forced to adapt. His recurring character, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, acts as an alter ego that challenges traditional gendered power dynamics and reintroduces sexual fluidity into a history of repression.

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About the work
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Published by Colonialism Skateboards, Canada

Each comes wrapped in original cellophane.

Published by Colonialism Skateboards, Canada

Each comes wrapped in original cellophane.

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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Kent Monkman
Canadian, b. 1965
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Kent Monkman, a painter, filmmaker, and illustrator of Cree descent, appropriates and disrupts the visual language of Western art history in order to draw attention to the devastating affects of colonialism, particularly focusing on its impact on sexuality. By injecting Canada’s First Nations people into romanticized landscapes, or casting Modernist figures from Pablo Picasso into urban scenes, Monkman brings to question the cost of modernity while highlighting the resilience and agency of those forced to adapt. His recurring character, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, acts as an alter ego that challenges traditional gendered power dynamics and reintroduces sexual fluidity into a history of repression.

Kent Monkman

Miss Africa, from Four Continents, 2018

Offset lithographs in colors on skate decks
8 × 32 in
20.3 × 81.3 cm
Bidding closed
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