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Nina Chanel Abney (b. 1982)
Friends 333
signed and dated 'NINA CHANEL ABNEY 2015' (on the overlap)
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.)
Executed in 2015.
Provenance
Africa's Out!, New York, benefit auction, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, 5 June 2015
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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"Easy to swallow, hard to digest. The playfulness of my work is a result of my use of vivid colours and my interest in satirical cartoons. I love the fact that anything taboo suddenly becomes tolerable as long as it’s not 'real'." (Nina Chanel Abney cited in: 'Easy to Swallow, Hard to Digest: An Interview with Nina Chanel Abney’, Live Unchained, March 2011, online).

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