Create your first list.

A way to share and manage lots.

  • Provenance

    Hauser & Wirth, New York
    Acquired from the above 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.

    View More Works

108

Ulysses

signed "Rashid Johnson" on the reverse
white ceramic tile, black soap and wax
72 1/4 x 49 3/4 in. (183.5 x 126.4 cm.)
Executed in 2012.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $75,000

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale
New York
+1 212 940 1261

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 November 2016