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  • Provenance

    David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
    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.

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Property from a Private European Collection

195

Cosmic Slop

signed 'Rashid Johnson' on the reverse
black soap and wax
184.2 x 123.6 cm (72 1/2 x 48 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2012.

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £62,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 26 June 2018