Kerry James Marshall, ‘Untitled (Woman)’, 2010, Addison/Ripley Fine Art
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Untitled (Woman), 2010

Hand ground etching with aquatint
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
Edition 39/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
$10,300
Location
Washington
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Paulson Fontaine Press
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, ‘Untitled (Woman)’, 2010, Addison/Ripley Fine Art
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About the work
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Paulson Fontaine Press
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.

Untitled (Woman), 2010

Hand ground etching with aquatint
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
Edition 39/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
$10,300
Location
Washington
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Series by this artist
Other works from SUMMER SELECTIONS: TOM GREEN - MIRA HECHT - LOU STOVALL - WOLF KAHN - E. BRADY ROBINSON - SAM GILLIAM - DAN RIZZIE - CAROL BROWN GOLDBERG - TREVOR YOUNG - KAY JACKSON - CHIP RICHARDSON - TAUBA AUERBACH - CRAIG McALLISTER - NAN MONTGOMERY - SUZANNE CAPORAEL - DAVID SHAPIRO - FRANK HALLAM DAY - JULIA BLOOM - JOHN MORRELL - MASER - JACKIE BATTENFIELD - JEFFREY SMITH - DAN TREADO - POLLY APFELBAUM - KERRY JAMES MARSHALL
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