Kerry James Marshall, ‘Scout Series: Six embroidered patches’, 2017, MOCA
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Scout Series: Six embroidered patches, 2017

Rayon thread on poly twill backing
3 1/2 × 3 1/2 in
8.9 × 8.9 cm
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MOCA
Los Angeles

These patches are based on the following works:
Brownie, 1995, Acrylic, collage, and mixed media on …

Medium
Condition
Patches are new.
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Not signed
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
MOCA
Kerry James Marshall
American, b. 1955
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Kerry James Marshall challenges the marginalization of African-Americans through his formally rigorous paintings, drawings, videos, and installations, whose central protagonists are always, in his words, “unequivocally, emphatically black.” As he describes, his work is rooted in his life experience: “You can’t be born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1955 and grow up in South Central [Los Angeles] near the Black Panthers headquarters, and not feel like you’ve got some kind of social responsibility. You can’t move to Watts in 1963 and not speak about it.” Marshall’s erudite knowledge of art history and black folk art structures his compositions; he mines black culture and stereotypes for his unflinching subject matter. In Black Star (2011), a nude black woman bursts through a Frank Stella-like canvas, commanding attention and daring viewers to consider how she has been (and how she should be) seen and portrayed.

Kerry James Marshall, ‘Scout Series: Six embroidered patches’, 2017, MOCA
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About the work
MOCA
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These patches are based on the following works:
Brownie, 1995, Acrylic, collage, and mixed media on board 36x36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm) Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of the Susan and Lewis Manilow Collection of Chicago Artists.

Cub Scout, 1995, Acrylic, collage, and mixed media on board 36x36 (91.4 x …

Medium
Condition
Patches are new.
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
MOCA
Kerry James Marshall
American, b. 1955
Follow

Kerry James Marshall challenges the marginalization of African-Americans through his formally rigorous paintings, drawings, videos, and installations, whose central protagonists are always, in his words, “unequivocally, emphatically black.” As he describes, his work is rooted in his life experience: “You can’t be born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1955 and grow up in South Central [Los Angeles] near the Black Panthers headquarters, and not feel like you’ve got some kind of social responsibility. You can’t move to Watts in 1963 and not speak about it.” Marshall’s erudite knowledge of art history and black folk art structures his compositions; he mines black culture and stereotypes for his unflinching subject matter. In Black Star (2011), a nude black woman bursts through a Frank Stella-like canvas, commanding attention and daring viewers to consider how she has been (and how she should be) seen and portrayed.

Scout Series: Six embroidered patches, 2017

Rayon thread on poly twill backing
3 1/2 × 3 1/2 in
8.9 × 8.9 cm
.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
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