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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York

  • 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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Crosshair Brand

painted steel, red oak
57 x 39.5 x 64.6 cm (22 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 25 3/8 in)
Signed ‘Rashid Johnson’ on the underside. This work is number 15 from an edition of 20 plus three artist’s proofs.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £8,125

Contemporary Art Day Sale

15 February 2013