Untitled (Venus-Flower Spotted), 2011 - Lennon Jno-Baptiste

About the Work

About Untitled (Venus-Flower Spotted)

In Untitled (Venus-Flower Spotted), Lennon Jno-Baptiste creates a strange vision of paradise: a scraggly and disjointed garden full of childishly drawn flowers and black smudges. A black woman in the background shows off her exaggerated feminine figure—a play on ...Read More
In Untitled (Venus-Flower Spotted), Lennon Jno-Baptiste creates a strange vision of paradise: a scraggly and disjointed garden full of childishly drawn flowers and black smudges. A black woman in the background shows off her exaggerated feminine figure—a play on historical representations of fertility goddesses, the roman goddess Venus, and stereotypes of African-American women—while a male figure stands prominently in the foreground, posing as an ambiguous hybrid of black and white race.Read Less

About the Artist

About Lennon Jno-Baptiste

Born in Dominica in the West Indies and raised in New York City, Lennon Jno-Baptiste's work is based on the legends and icons of ...Read More
Born in Dominica in the West Indies and raised in New York City, Lennon Jno-Baptiste's work is based on the legends and icons of African-American history—characters like the Hottentot Venus, the Chickenman/Griffin, the Gorilla and the Boxer—that may have contributed to our construction of racial and cultural stereotypes. By placing these characters in a number of historical and symbolic landscapes, he examines the repetitive problems that plague history, including war, segregation, and racism.Read Less

Untitled (Venus-Flower Spotted), 2011

Lennon Jno-Baptiste

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16.00" x 20.00" $400
Edition of 75

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Description

Print made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper.

Authentication

Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.

Dimensions

This print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.

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Lennon Jno-Baptiste
Untitled (Venus-Flower Spotted)

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