1 July 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 109,250
Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000
Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955)
signed and dated 'Kerry James Marshall '05' (lower right)
acrylic on Plexiglas
70 x 62in. (177.8 x 157.4cm.)
Painted in 2005
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"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).
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION