Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), ‘Boussa 1792’, 2012, Print, Cyanotype on linen, Critical Resistance Benefit Auction
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Boussa 1792, 2012

Cyanotype on linen
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
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Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers)
American, b. 1976
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In intricate paintings, Frohawk Two Feathers re-imagines 18th-century colonial history, conjuring a fictional cast of subjects that includes a rebel fighting force of freed slaves, militiamen, dukes, lords, and tribesmen. Two Feathers paints ink and acrylic scenes onto coffee- and tea-stained paper, detailing colonial uprisings against the imaginary superpowers Frengland and Fenoscandia. His images contain a mashup of references, combining elements of 18th- and 19th-century colonial portraiture and folk art with visual signifiers of contemporary urban culture, including jewelry and body art associated with present-day gangsters and hipsters. Two Feathers wryly points to the instability of public histories and confronts issues of race, power, and greed.

Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), ‘Boussa 1792’, 2012, Print, Cyanotype on linen, Critical Resistance Benefit Auction
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About the artwork:

Umar Rashid
Boussa 1792, 2012
Cyanotype on linen
14 x 11 inches
Edition AP 1/1, ed. 3
Courtesy of the artist

Artist bio:
Umar Rashid’s portraits, drawings, flags, maps, battle scenes, and …

Medium
Signature
Signed, verso
Image rights
the artist
Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers)
American, b. 1976
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In intricate paintings, Frohawk Two Feathers re-imagines 18th-century colonial history, conjuring a fictional cast of subjects that includes a rebel fighting force of freed slaves, militiamen, dukes, lords, and tribesmen. Two Feathers paints ink and acrylic scenes onto coffee- and tea-stained paper, detailing colonial uprisings against the imaginary superpowers Frengland and Fenoscandia. His images contain a mashup of references, combining elements of 18th- and 19th-century colonial portraiture and folk art with visual signifiers of contemporary urban culture, including jewelry and body art associated with present-day gangsters and hipsters. Two Feathers wryly points to the instability of public histories and confronts issues of race, power, and greed.

Boussa 1792, 2012

Cyanotype on linen
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
.
Bidding closed
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