Satisfied Man

Satisfied Man

2015

Kerry James Marshall

(American, b. 1955)

Woodcut

Image: 61 x 46 cm (24 x 18 1/8 in.); Sheet: 71 x 56 cm (27 15/16 x 22 1/16 in.); Framed: 80 x 62.9 cm (31 1/2 x 24 3/4 in.)

Sundry Art-Contemporary Fund 2019.35

Edition: Edition of 15 with 3 AP

Fun Fact

Marshall used two different layers of heavy ink in order to add a distinctive tactile dimension to the print’s surface.

Description

Satisfied Man is a woodcut print depicting a happy, fulfilled individual. The work’s subject relates to the figurative iconography in Marshall’s widely celebrated paintings. As the artist explains, “it has become clear to me that few images circulate in art of self-satisfied Black subjects. No trauma, no anxiety, not stoic, not an image of dignity, just satisfied.”

See also
Collection: 
PR - Woodcut
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Woodcut

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