Darkwater (after W.E.B. DuBois), 2013

Work On Paper

Furnace black watercolor, gold acrylic, book page on panel

7.00 x 5.00 in

17.8 x 12.7 cm

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This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity upon request.

PRICE: $7,500

    About The Work

    Rollins and K.O.S. begin with important literary and musical classics as the inspiration for their artwork, which is typically produced directly on the pages of books, cut out and laid in a grid on canvas. This is their signature style, which was developed early on in their collaboration. They have used numerous text works as source materials including literary classics by William Shakespeare, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Franz Kafka, Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald, as well as musical compositions by Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss and Duke Ellington. 

    To create Darkwater VI (after W.E.B. Du Bois), 2016Rollins introduced Dubois’ seminal text to the IS 218 students during a weeklong workshop.  By dipping 72 pages from a first edition print of the book into black and gold watercolor, the students responded to issues discussed in ‘Darkwater’ - relating to race, class and gender - through the process of art making.

    Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin

    About Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

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