Obliterated Power (Supreme Court), 2022


Screenprint on archival inkjet print

26.50 x 40.00 in

67.3 x 101.6 cm

Edition of 14

This work is signed by the artist in pencil, and is embossed with the publisher's printing chop.

PRICE: $3,500

26.50 x 40.00 in

67.3 x 101.6 cm

Edition of 14

Unframed: $3,500
Framed: $3,925
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    About The Work

    Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present three new prints by the renowned artist Dread Scott, created in 2022 through the Printshop’s invitational Publishing Residency Program.

    Dread Scott “makes revolutionary art to propel history forward.” Although his primary focus throughout his career has been on the experience of African Americans in the United States, the three symbols he explores here undoubtedly touch us all—architectural and visual projections of the three branches of American government and power. Scott remains sincere in his desire for a better society for all of us. He is fiercely critical, with a mordant sense of humor, while encouraging the viewer to re-examine the ideals of American society.

    For this series of large scale screenprints, Scott has selected photographs of three symbols of American power and “obliterated” them with hand additions. For the first time in his impressively diverse practice, he puts painting and drawing front and center. His vigorous and gestural drawing was translated into layers of subtly colored screenprints, printed over the archival inkjet photo background.

    Although Scott has had the idea for quite a while, and the work on the series started in early 2022, the current events make the images particularly germane today.

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