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  • Provenance

    Massimo De Carlo, Milan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2011

  • Exhibited

    Milan, Massimo De Carlo, 25 Days After October - Rashid Johnson, 25 November 2010-29 January 2011

  • 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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Love Souls

mirror, wood, MDF, wax, LP, two-way radio CB, books, shea butter, space rock
185 x 300 x 30 cm (72 7/8 x 118 1/8 x 11 3/4 in.)

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £81,250

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
Head of Sale
+ 44 20 7318 4061

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2016