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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, London

  • 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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I Love Music

2012
bronze
24.6 x 19.5 cm (9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in.)
This work is number 21 from an edition of 35 and is fabricated by Bedi Makky Art Foundry, New York. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £4,000

Contact Specialist
Tamila Kerimova
Head of Under the Influence
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Under the Influence

London Auction 10 December 2014 2pm