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  • Provenance

    White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction, May 15, 2010
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Cosmic Soul Mate

2010
black soap, wax, shea butter, gold paint
36 x 22 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (91.4 x 57.2 x 11.4 cm.)
Signed and dated "Rashid Johnson 2010" on the reverse.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,500

Contact Specialist
Benjamin Godsill
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+1 212 940 1260

Under the Influence

New York 19 September 2013 2pm