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JB and Bobby

A work made of charcoal, gouache, and soft pastel on coventry vellum paper, cut and collaged onto white wove paper.

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  • A work made of charcoal, gouache, and soft pastel on coventry vellum paper, cut and collaged onto white wove paper.

Date:

2018

Artist:

Nathaniel Mary Quinn
American, born 1977

About this artwork

The two figures in JB and Bobby are composed of nearly 20 different images, their bodies reflecting fractured memories. The layered fragments of a green hat, man’s eye, embroidered jacket, bulging bicep, and black Cadillac capture a powerful portrait of two residents from the artist’s Crown Heights neighborhood in New York.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn creates complex visual arrangements that draw on personal narratives and address race and identity in the United States. Using photo references and trompe l’oeil techniques to blur the boundaries between drawing and collage, Quinn activates elusive memories and people from his past, manifesting moments and figures anew.

Status

On View, Gallery 295

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Title

JB and Bobby

Date

2018

Medium

Charcoal, gouache, and soft pastel on coventry vellum paper, cut and collaged onto white wove paper

Dimensions

152.4 × 111.75 cm (60 × 44 in.)

Credit Line

N.W. Harris Purchase Prize Fund

Reference Number

2019.200

Extended information about this artwork

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