Handsome

2020
(American, b. 1973)
(American, 2016-)
(American)
Image: 102.2 x 81.3 cm (40 1/4 x 32 in.); Sheet: 114.9 x 94 cm (45 1/4 x 37 in.)
© Amy Sherald
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Amy Sherald is best known for her 2018 officially commissioned portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama, now in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

Description

Amy Sherald is known for her distinctive style of portraiture that presents Black figures with grisaille (or gray) skin tones, inviting consideration of skin as a signifier. This print, the first made by the artist, reinterprets a painting of the same title. Both depict a dancer from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, founded in 1958 to combine modern dance and African American culture. The subject appears with a casual pose and assertive gaze that align with the artist’s goal, in her words, to “paint black people just being people.”
Handsome

Handsome

2020

Amy Sherald, Powerhouse Arts Printshop, Luther Davis, Hauser & Wirth, Inc.

(American, b. 1973), (American, 2016-), (American), null
America

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