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  • Provenance

    Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
    Hauser & Wirth, 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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Cosmic Slop 6

2008
wax and black soap on board
76.2 x 50.8 cm (30 x 20 in.)
Signed 'Rashid Johnson' on a label affixed to the reverse.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £8,750

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London Auction 9 December 2015 2pm