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    Sale 7672

    Post War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Afternoon)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 392

    Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955)

    Vignette #7

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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


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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).

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    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION