Cumulo

Cumulo

2014

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.

Description

Inspired by research that quilts may have been used as coded sign posts 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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