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The Comedian, 2017

Hand embellished Giclee print
18 1/10 × 24 in
46 × 61 cm
Edition 14/25
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About the work
Provenance
P
Phillips

This work is number 14 from an edition of 25, published by the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

“There is …

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This work is number 14 from an edition of 25, published by the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

“There is a comedian, black woman, from Chicago, whom I met through a former girlfriend, who made a major impact on my life not only because she was funny but because she was brazenly honest. She spoke openly about hosting …

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Signed, numbered and dated "Nathaniel M Quinn 2017 14/25" lower right
Publisher
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
American, b. 1977
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Drawing from a difficult upbringing spent in an impoverished public housing project in Chicago, with a broken family, Nathaniel Mary Quinn makes large-scale, mixed-media drawings and paintings of collaged and fragmented figures, through which he demonstrates that we are all the sum of our experiences. In his words, “I hope to convey a sense of how our experiences, both good and bad, operate to construct our identities. I also want to portray a mutual relationship between the acceptable and the unacceptable, the grotesque and what is aesthetically pleasing.” Formed from an amalgam of family photographs, images from articles and advertisements, and his own furious brushstrokes and charcoal marks, the men and women who populate his compositions appear as hybrids, at once monstrous and delicate. For Quinn, they are portraits of his fractured family, and images of our multi-faceted selves.

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About the work
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P
Phillips

This work is number 14 from an edition of 25, published by the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

“There is …

Read more

This work is number 14 from an edition of 25, published by the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

“There is a comedian, black woman, from Chicago, whom I met through a former girlfriend, who made a major impact on my life not only because she was funny but because she was brazenly honest. She spoke openly about hosting …

Read more
Signature
Signed, numbered and dated "Nathaniel M Quinn 2017 14/25" lower right
Publisher
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
American, b. 1977
Follow

Drawing from a difficult upbringing spent in an impoverished public housing project in Chicago, with a broken family, Nathaniel Mary Quinn makes large-scale, mixed-media drawings and paintings of collaged and fragmented figures, through which he demonstrates that we are all the sum of our experiences. In his words, “I hope to convey a sense of how our experiences, both good and bad, operate to construct our identities. I also want to portray a mutual relationship between the acceptable and the unacceptable, the grotesque and what is aesthetically pleasing.” Formed from an amalgam of family photographs, images from articles and advertisements, and his own furious brushstrokes and charcoal marks, the men and women who populate his compositions appear as hybrids, at once monstrous and delicate. For Quinn, they are portraits of his fractured family, and images of our multi-faceted selves.

The Comedian, 2017

Hand embellished Giclee print
18 1/10 × 24 in
46 × 61 cm
Edition 14/25
Bidding closed
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