Crosshair Brand, 2011 - Rashid Johnson

About the Work

About Crosshair Brand

Rashid Johnson's work references the new African-American experience, exploring the complexities behind race, class, and cultural identity. Crosshair Brand is a sculpture in two parts that presents a tool Johnson uses to mark the surfaces of many large-scale paintings ...

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Rashid Johnson's work references the new African-American experience, exploring the complexities behind race, class, and cultural identity. Crosshair Brand is a sculpture in two parts that presents a tool Johnson uses to mark the surfaces of many large-scale paintings on red oak, along with a small base also in red oak, and marked in a similar manner. Although the shape of the brands in his paintings may take on many different abstract and representational forms—including circles, diamonds, and palm trees—the crosshair is a recurrent motif throughout his most recent work.

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About the Artist

About Rashid Johnson

Rashid Johnson's work is often discussed in the context of what is called "post-Black art." He was catapulted into the spotlight in 2001 as ...

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Rashid Johnson's work is often discussed in the context of what is called "post-Black art." He was catapulted into the spotlight in 2001 as the youngest participant in the Studio Museum in Harlem's celebrated Freestyle exhibition, which featured black artists whose work unabashedly addresses race but eschews its potential to constrain artistic freedom. Johnson's work has continued to evolve by engaging race and class in a frank, sophisticated, and conversational manner. Working with text, mixed media, and video, Johnson creates sculptures and installations that are intellectual and often humorous, responding to art history while also reflecting the artist's personal experience with identity and pop culture.

Johnson's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center, and the 54th Venice Biennale ILLUMInations, amongst others. He is a finalist for the 2012 Hugo Boss Prize. SculptureCenter commissioned Johnson's first New York solo museum exhibition, Smoke and Mirrors, in 2009. He is currently preparing for his solo exhibition, Message to Our Folks, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. His solo exhibition Rumble was recently on view at Hauser & Wirth in New York.

Click here to read our interview with Rashid Johnson about why he makes art "about the bigger issues in life."

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Crosshair Brand, 2011

Rashid Johnson

Sculpture
Size Price
15.00" x 1.50" x 25.00" $12,500
Edition of 20 Sold Out

Offered in partnership with:

SculptureCenter

Description

Painted steel and red oak.

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