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  • Exhibited

    Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium, October 3, 2013–February 2, 2014. Traveling to: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, February 28–May 4, 2014; Antoni Tapies Foundation, Barcelona, June 17–October 26, 2014; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS), Madrid, June 19–October 26, 2014 (another example)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Heirlooms and Accessories borrows imagery from the famous journalistic photograph (taken by Lawrence Beitler), which depicts a white crowd watching the lynching of two black men in Marion, Indiana in 1930. The men were accused of murdering a white man and assaulting his white girlfriend, and while held in the county jail, were taken and lynched in the public square by an enraged mob. In the photograph, three white spectators look in the opposite direction towards the photographer, engaging their eye contact with the viewer. Marshall has isolated these women and placed them in the lockets, powerfully signifying them as accessories to the tragedy, and containing their passive witness as heirlooms to the next generation.

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Heirlooms and Accessories

2002
The complete set of three inkjet prints in colors, on wove paper, the full sheets,
all frames 56 5/8 x 53 3/4 in. (143.8 x 136.5 cm)
one signed, dated `2003' and numbered `#1/3' in black ink on the reverse (there was also 1 artist's proof), all contained in the artist's rhinestone encrusted wooden frames.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $40,000

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New York Auction 28 October 2014 11am & 5:30pm