Sanford Biggers

(American, b. 1970)

Spray paint, interior paint, fabric-treated acrylic paint

Overall: 182.8 x 189.2 cm (71 15/16 x 74 1/2 in.)

Gift of Agnes Gund 2015.82


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Using spray paint in this work, the artist adds imagery to historic quilts.


Inspired by research that quilts may have been used as coded signposts along the Underground Railroad, Sanford Biggers began using quilts as his “canvas.” By adding imagery to historic quilts, Biggers adds a new layer of meaning onto the object.

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