Since coming to prominence in the early 2000s, American artist Rashid Johnson has forged a nuanced and diverse body of work that explores the complex contemporary and historical forces that shape identity. His paintings, photographs, videos, and sculptures draw on a shifting corpus of references spanning music, literature, intellectual history, and pop culture, interwoven with dense autobiographical valences.
Text by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim New York.
Publisher: The George Economou Collection
Publication date: 2014