Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Cover.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Title Page.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.

New York. Skira Rizzoli. 2016. Hardcover, clothbound w. color illus. Book condition: Fine, some edge wear to left corner. Jacket condition: Fine, darkening & minor stains on back cover. 52pp. (ill. in colour & b/w).

Mastry, a word that plays on black vernacular while recalling both 'old master' of Western art but also of 'owners' of enslaved people of the United States. This book encompasses Marshall's 35 year career and spans 80 works, including 72 paintings. Known for large-scale history paintings depicting black figures, in the same medium that has made them invisible, through the history of art from Renaissance to 20th-century American abstraction. About his exhibit Marshall said, “In the entire narrative of art history as we know it, there is not a single black person who has achieved the title of master, certainly not an Old Master. Mastery means that one is able to self-determine, to determine how one wants to be represented, how one wants to be seen…"

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Cover.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Title Page.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Color Illustration.

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