Feb 20, 2019

Satisfied Man

Satisfied Man


Kerry James Marshall

(American, b. 1955)


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.)

Purchased with funds donated by Scott Mueller 2019.35

Edition: Edition of 15 with 3 AP


Did you know?

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


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.”

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PR - Woodcut
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