Rashid Johnson, Untitled Anxious Print


Rashid Johnson (American, b. 1977)

Untitled Anxious Print, 2023

Medium: Etching on wove paper (in original portfolio case, accompanied by hardcover book)

Sheet dimensions: 22.8 x 20.4 cm (9 x 8 in)

Portfolio dimensions: 38.2 x 32.5 x 60 cm (15 x 12⅜ x 2⅜ in)

Edition of 100: Hand-signed and numbered in pencil

Condition: Mint

In stock

Rashid Johnson, Untitled Anxious Print

Rashid Johnson is a contemporary American artist celebrated for his multidisciplinary practice, which spans sculpture, painting, filmmaking, and printmaking. Born in 1977 in Chicago, Johnson has become a prominent figure in the art world, known for his poignant explorations of race, identity, and the African-American experience. His artwork is characterized by its rich symbolism and the innovative use of materials. Johnson’s artistic journey began with photography, but he quickly expanded his practice to include various mediums. His artworks often incorporate everyday materials such as shea butter, black soap, wax, wood, and plants, which he uses to create pieces that are both visually compelling and deeply resonant with cultural significance. These materials are chosen not just for their aesthetic qualities but for their historical and personal relevance, reflecting Johnson’s interest in African diasporic histories and cultural narratives. Recurring motifs in Johnson’s artworks include faces, books, and plants, which symbolize knowledge, growth, and resilience. These elements appear across his sculptures, paintings, and prints, creating a cohesive yet diverse body of work that engages with themes of memory, trauma, and healing. His printmaking, in particular, is noted for its intricate layering and textural complexity, blending traditional techniques with experimental methods to produce prints that are rich in depth and meaning. Johnson’s artworks have been exhibited in major institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Limited Edition Print




Political Art, Contemporary Art, Figurative Art, Figurative Abstraction, Trending Artists

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