Untitled Anxious Man

(American, b. 1977)
Support: Somerset Velvet wove paper
Image: 60.3 x 50.2 cm (23 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.)
© Rashid Johnson
Location: not on view
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Rashid Johnson created this print by making repetitive, jagged marks that echoed his subject’s mood into the waxy surface of a softground etching plate.


Contemporary artist Rashid Johnson draws on the traditions of painting and conceptual art to explore the lived experiences of African American men. This print belongs to a series that began as an exploration of the artist’s own anxieties but grew to express the experiences of young black men during a time marked by police violence and mass incarceration. In the artist’s words, “I . . . realiz[ed] that my anxiety was not mine exclusively.”
Untitled Anxious Man

Untitled Anxious Man


Rashid Johnson, Jennifer Melby, Hauser & Wirth, Inc.

(American, b. 1977), (American)
America, 21st century

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