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Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953)
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Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953)

Untitled (Colored People Grid)

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Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953)
Untitled (Colored People Grid)
inkjet print in artist's frame, in forty-two parts
each: 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm.)
overall dimensions: 87 7/8 x 75 1/8 in. (223.2 x 190.8 cm.)
Executed in 2009-2010. This work is number one from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs.
Provenance
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibited
New York, Guggenheim Museum, Three Decades of Photography and Video, January-May 2014, pp. 70-75, no. 5 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
St. Louis, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, Relationships and Representation: Perspectives on Social Justice Work, September 2015-January 2016 (another example exhibited).
St. Louis, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display, September 2016-January 2017 (another example exhibited).

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Lot Essay

“How can we use color to obscure, color to reveal, color to laugh at, and color to love? It’s complicated. It’s not just one thing about blackness. It’s a more complicated thing about vitality and richness of color…I’m interested in those ideas, which lead me to ideas of color theory, color practice. The work is always playing with levels of idea and meaning, it’s never just about race. That would be really fucking boring.” - Carrie Mae Weems

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