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Michael Ray Charles (b. 1967)
Michael Ray Charles (b. 1967)
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Michael Ray Charles (b. 1967)

(Forever Free) Big Mama's Hot Link Heaven

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Michael Ray Charles (b. 1967)
(Forever Free) Big Mama's Hot Link Heaven
signed, inscribed and dated 'MICHAEL RAY CHARLES 96 AMERICAN PAINTER' (lower right); titled 'BIG MAMA'S HOT LINK HEAVEN' (center lower edge)
acrylic latex and copper penny collage on canvas tarp with metal grommets
134 x 117 in. (340.4 x 297.2 cm.)
Executed in 1996.
Provenance
Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1996
Exhibited
Dallas, Barry Whistler Gallery, Michael Ray Charles: New York, December 1996-January 1997.

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I’ve been called a sellout. People question my blackness. A lot of people accuse me of perpetuating a stereotype. I think there’s a fine line between perpetuating something and questioning something. And I like to get as close to it as possible. - Michael Ray Charles

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