Cleveland Museum Of Art, Posted April 1st 2022
Private Collection 1.2021
© Rashid Johnson
Did you know?
Rashid Johnson has used black soap throughout his career to allude to the idea that skin color cannot be washed away.
Rashid Johnson draws on a wide range of media and art historical traditions to explore the lived experiences of Black men in America. The pieces are a series that began as an exploration of the artist’s own anxieties and evolved to express the experiences of young Black men during a period marked by police violence and mass incarceration. In the artist’s words, “I…realiz[ed] that my anxiety was not mine exclusively.”
Collection: CONTEMP – Installation Media
Department: Contemporary Art
Type of artwork: Mixed Media
Credit line: Private Collection
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