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  • Provenance

    David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
    Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I think it’s interesting, the opportunity to produce a history, whether that history is true or not."
    Rashid Johnson, 2013

  • Artist Biography

    Rashid Johnson

    American • 1977

    In 2001, Rashid Johnson made his name as the youngest participant in Freestyle, the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem that put forward some of today’s best-known African American artists. Thelma Golden, who selected Johnson for the groundbreaking exhibition, identified at the core of his practice, “a deep engagement with the history of conceptual art, but also the history of Black people,” with his work always operating “on an emotional level and an intellectual level at once.”

    Johnson’s frequent use of black soap is exemplary of the artist’s narrative embedding of a pointed range of everyday materials and objects, often associated with his childhood and frequently referencing collective aspects of African American intellectual history and cultural identity.

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Bull

2013
branded red oak flooring, black soap wax
60 1/2 x 60 1/2 in. (153.7 x 153.7 cm)
Signed "Rashid Johnson" on the reverse.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $81,250

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Contemporary Art and Design Evening Sale

New York Auction 3 March 2015 6pm