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Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955)

Lot 392: Vignette #7

Christie's

July 1, 2008
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955)
Vignette #7
signed and dated 'Kerry James Marshall '05' (lower right)
acrylic on Plexiglas
70 x 62in. (177.8 x 157.4cm.)
Painted in 2005

Artist or Maker

Marshall, Kerry James (b. 1955)

Provenance

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

Notes

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
"I've always wanted to be a history painter on a grand scale like Giotto and Gericault but the moment when that kind of painting was really possible seems so distant, especially after Pollock and Polke. Nevertheless, I persist, trying to construct meaningful pictures that solicit identification with, and reflection on Black existential realities" (Kerry James Marshall in a letter to Arthur Jafa in the summer of 1994).

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