documenta X - home June 21 - September 28, 1997
Kerry James Marshall
Kerry James Marshall Born 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama. Lives in Chicago.
Further works  
Exhibited at the first floor of the Museum Fridericianum:

Better Homes Better Gardens, 1994
Acrylic and collage on unstreched canvas, 254 x 365,7 cm
Collection Denver Art Museum, Funds from Polly and Mark Addison, the Alliance for Contemporary Art, Caroline Morgan, and Colorado Contemporary Collectors


Many Mansions, 1994
Acrylic and collage on unstreched canvas
The Art Institute of Chicago, Max W. Kohnstamm Fund, 1995.147


Untitled (Altgeld Gardens), 1995
Acrylic and collage on unstreched canvas, 198 x 262 cm
Collection Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas


Watts 1963, 1995
Acrylic and collage on unstreched canvas
The Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Minority Artists Purchase Fund


»I´ve always wanted to be a history painter on a grand scale like Giotto and Géricault... but the moment when that kind of painting was really possible seems so distant, especially after Pollock and Polke. Nevertheless, I persist, trying to construct meaningful pictures that solicit identification with, and reflection on Black existential realities... Robert Johnson´s blues are a musical equivalent. Their undeniable spiritual power is at once irreverently profane, formally complex, viscerally accessible, and hauntingly beautiful.«

(In a letter to Arthur Jafa written in the summer of 1994; documenta X-Short Guide)
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