Kerry James Marshall

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Harry N. Abrams, Nov 1, 2000 - Art - 128 pages
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The remarkable talent of the artist Kerry James Marshall has already earned him a coveted MacArthur "genius" award and inclusion in recent Whitney Biennial, Carnegie International, and Documenta exhibitions. Marshall's art is provocative, eye-catching, political, and rich in literary and historical allusion. With this vibrantly illustrated monograph, which includes text by the artist himself on his development and on individual artworks, Abrams proudly introduces Marshall's work to a much wider general audience.

Marshall's lyrical, Matissian images of the contemporary African-American urban experience are layered narratives of social order and disorder, of memories and myths. Gathered here are over 100 drawings, paintings, collages, stills from video projects, and installations. Literature lovers will find that Marshall's art recalls the work of Ralph Ellison, and those interested in social history and the civil-rights movement will see depicted -- in poignant, dreamlike scenes as strange as they are familiar -- the everyday experiences of black Americans.

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User Review  - Amalia - Goodreads

I loved the exhibit at the National Gallery, but this book was very disappointing. Many of the paintings are printed very small and/or in BLACK AND WHITE. This is horrible for an artist who used so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mrs. T - Goodreads

I just love him as an artist. He caught my eye in the early 90's. I think it was his Garden Apt. series. I love his use of black, never caricature, always elegant & beautiful. Read full review

Contents

Contents
22
Notes on Career and Work
113
Chronology
124
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Marshall is a painter, photographer, printmaker, and installation artist.

Sultan is curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington.

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