Rashid Johnson (b. 1977)
PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT ZEITZ MOCAA
Rashid Johnson (b. 1977)

Falling Man

Details
Rashid Johnson (b. 1977)
Falling Man
mirror, ceramic tile, spray enamel, black soap and wax on wood
96 7/8 x 72 ¾ x 2 ¼in. (246.1 x 184.8 x 5.7cm.)
Executed in 2016
Provenance
Donated by the artist, Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.
Sale room notice
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Lot Essay

‘The materials I’ve used over the last five to 10 years were things that were close to me, that reminded me of certain aspects of my experience growing up—for example, the relationship I had to Afrocentrism through my parents in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. My mother would always have shea butter around, and she wore dashikis. I was celebrating Kwanzaa, hearing this unfamiliar language, Swahili, and seeing black soap and chew sticks around the house, things that were about applying an Africanness to one’s self.’
—RASHID JOHNSON

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