Robert Pruitt, ‘Negra es Bella’, 2014, Tamarind Institute
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Robert Pruitt

Negra es Bella, 2014

Two-color lithograph
37 1/2 × 26 in
95.3 × 66 cm
.
$1,800
Location
Albuquerque
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About the work
Tamarind Institute
Albuquerque

By combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate influences and aesthetics, Robert Pruitt …

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Excellent condition.
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered by the artist.
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Tamarind Institute
Robert Pruitt
American, b. 1975
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Drawing imagery from science fiction, comic books, hip hop culture, and images taken from the history of political and social struggle in the United States, Robert Pruitt creates drawings, paintings, and sculptures that explore the complexities at the center of contemporary black identity. In his sculpture he works in a more conceptual mode, using found objects such as syrup bottles, shoe laces, and bubble gum. He often paints portraits of his friends and family dressed in period costume and with props, creating amalgams of different black historical figures, romantic visions of precolonial Africa, and fantasy. Humorous and incisive, Pruitt’s contemporary myth-making allows him to place the everyday within a broader narrative of black cultural self-realization.

Robert Pruitt, ‘Negra es Bella’, 2014, Tamarind Institute
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About the work
Tamarind Institute
Albuquerque

By combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate influences and aesthetics, Robert Pruitt makes drawings and sculptures about the complexity of the Black body and Black identity. He layers science fiction, hip hop, comic books, and Black political and social struggles into layered, often large scale, portraits …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered by the artist.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Tamarind Institute
Robert Pruitt
American, b. 1975
Follow

Drawing imagery from science fiction, comic books, hip hop culture, and images taken from the history of political and social struggle in the United States, Robert Pruitt creates drawings, paintings, and sculptures that explore the complexities at the center of contemporary black identity. In his sculpture he works in a more conceptual mode, using found objects such as syrup bottles, shoe laces, and bubble gum. He often paints portraits of his friends and family dressed in period costume and with props, creating amalgams of different black historical figures, romantic visions of precolonial Africa, and fantasy. Humorous and incisive, Pruitt’s contemporary myth-making allows him to place the everyday within a broader narrative of black cultural self-realization.

Robert Pruitt

Negra es Bella, 2014

Two-color lithograph
37 1/2 × 26 in
95.3 × 66 cm
.
$1,800
Location
Albuquerque
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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