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Artists raising money for the Black Trans Community. All profits from R3 go to The Frances Thompson Education Foundation an organization that ensures Black Trans and non-binary students get the financial assistance they need to complete their education.

2020
27.94 x 21.59 cm / 8.5 x 11 in
Fine art digital print
Edition of 15 + 2AP 

Part of Arceneaux’s Triadic Series (1997-present) that builds unlikely relationships between elements brought together by coincidence and chance, the drawing Rage (2020) was inspired by an interview with the cast of The Avengers film in which actor Samuel L. Jackson mistook the word “inward” for “N-word.”

Edgar Arceneaux (b. 1972, Los Angeles) is a Los Angeles-based artist who explores connections between historical events and present-day truths in drawing, sculpture, and performance. He co-founded the Watts House Project, a redevelopment initiative to remodel a series of houses around the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited widely, including at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Biennial, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Performa 15, New York; and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Eric Fischl
(After) Like Explaining the End of the World to a Dog

2020
29.7 x 21 cm / 11.69 x 8.27 in
Fine art digital print
Edition of 10 + 2AP

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(After) Like Explaining the End of the World to a Dog is a response to the ignorance and mismanagement that have come to define the moral crises humanity faces. It draws on the notion — articulated by 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg — that sometimes the facts are “so simple even a small child can understand,”  while greed and stupidity render the adults in charge incapable of doing the same.  This limited edition digital painting is based on a canvas in Fischl’s show Meditations on Melancholia, currently on view at Skarstedt Gallery.

Eric Fischl (b. 1948, New York, NY) is a New York-based painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He rose to prominence in the 1980’s for neo-expressionist paintings depicting, in leisurely scenes of lurid color, the perverse undercurrent of suburban American life. Often in states of undress, his sexually-charged figures transgress the social taboos of the middle class, inviting the viewer to become voyeur. Fischl is a relentless advocate of painting and its possibilities, its unique capacity to “organise chaotic stimulation into patterns of comprehensible meaningfulness.”  Fischl’s work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, MoMA, and MoCA Los Angeles, among many other institutions.

2020
42 x 52 cm / 16.53 x 20.47 in
Screenprint on Kozo tissue paper
Edition of 7 + 2AP, each work is unique

A handmade screenprint on delicate Kozo tissue paper, Arcadia is drawn from an 18th century Dutch tile mural, and is the artist’s first unique edition using the technique.

Nick Goss (b. 1981, Bristol) is a London-based artist whose work considers the psychology of place. Layering pigment, oil and screen print on linen, his paintings imagine people on the move in spaces haunted with dreams and memories. Goss often incorporates screen printing, as well as motifs related to his Dutch heritage into his work. Recent exhibitions include Josh Lilley, London (on view through November 27, 2020); Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin and Simon Preston Gallery, New York.

Nicholas Grafia
Josephine III (Pretty Guardian Josephine)

2020
25.79 x 21 cm / 10.15 x 8.27 in
Fine art digital print
Edition of 15 + 2AP

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In this piece, the Black dancer, entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker appears in an outfit reminiscent of Japanese Manga comic heroine Sailor Moon.  It reaffirms Baker’s influence on Black, feminist, and queer resistance. The image is part of an ongoing series of paintings meditating on Baker’s life and iconography.

Nicholas Grafia (b. 1990, Angeles City, Philippines) is a Dusseldorf-based artist whose work negotiates the processes of memory formation,  and the inclusion and exclusion of subjects from written history. Characterized by an absurdist aesthetic, his practice is also informed by postcolonialism and post-humanism. Grafia holds an MFA from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. His work, often in collaboration with Polish artist Mikołaj Sobczak, has been exhibited at Kunsthal Aarhus; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; K21 Museum Düsseldorf, the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw and Capitain Petzel, Berlin, among others. He also participated in the recently launched digital IIV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.

2020
21.01 x 27.99 cm / 8.27 x 11.02 in
Fine art digital print
Edition of 10 + 3AP

Breena’s DNA is derived from artist Kalup Linzy’s soap opera style video pieces, which he writes, directs, and stars in. Contrasting other one-man-showmen and drag-chanteuses, from Tyler Perry to Ru-Paul, Linzy’s work takes a considered and often brutal look at issues of race, class, gender and sexuality even as it satirizes the conventions of the day-time soap opera. His alter-egos — art-advisor Breena and mid-career artist Katonya — exude melodrama and compel viewers to take a closer look at their lives and the anxieties they embody.

Kalup Linzy (b. 1977, Clermont, Florida) is an American video and performance artist. Linzy is the recipient of numerous grants, including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, the Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, an Art Matters Grant, The Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni Awards Residency, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Film and Video. He is currently a Tulsa Artist Fellow. His work can be found in the public collections of The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Wardell Milan
Riddle, NYC

2020
22.78 x 21.01 cm / 8.97 x 8.27 in
Pencil, ink, collage, and variable on fine art digital print
Edition of 8 + 2AP 

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Riddle, NYC is a limited edition of images overlaid and hand-finished by the artist, rendering each print one-of-a-kind and unique.

Wardell Milan (b. 1977, Knoxville, Tennessee) is a New York-based artist whose practice is conceptually grounded in photography, often using photographs as initial inspiration behind a composition of drawings and collages. Milan’s ongoing series Death, Wine, Revolt, explores themes of over-indulgence, destruction, and revolution, while earlier series such as Parisian Landscapes looked inward to personal questions of freedom and desire. Referencing artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus, Andres Serrano, Alec Soth, and Eugene Richards, Milan appropriates, and in some cases re-appropriates the photographs, and thus the bodies depicted. Milan also uses images and objects to establish allegorical connections between history and contemporary events. Milan’s works are held in collections including The Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Denver Art Museum; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.

Marilyn Minter
I HEART U

2020
19.8 x 29.69 cm / 8.27 x 11.69 in
Fine art digital print
Edition of 5 + 2AP

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I HEART YOU is a limited re-issue of a seminal work from 2008.  It has been specially editioned by the artist in support of Art for Black Lives, and is a rare opportunity for emergent collectors to engage this important body of work.

Marilyn Minter (b. 1948, Shreveport, Louisiana) is a New York City-based artist whose decades-long practice has engaged feminism and sexual politics in a provocative pictorial language. Simultaneously seductive and repulsive, her paintings and photographs are searing reflections on desire, power, glamour and beauty.  Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including a recent retrospective in 2015-16 Pretty/Dirty that travelled to Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, TX, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, the Orange Country Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, New York, as well as at Salon 94, New York, Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Baldwin Gallery, Aspen.

Sondra Perry
deep inside deep deep down inside

2020
21 x 21 cm / 8.27 x 8.27 in
Fine art digital print
Edition of 10 + 2AP

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deep inside deep deep down inside is part of a body of work that examines how images are produced in order to reveal the way photographic representations are captured and re-circulated.  The image challenges the viewer with questions about external projection, subjective perception, and internal reception.

Sondra Perry (b. 1986, Perth Amboy, New Jersey) makes videos, performances, and installations.  She foregrounds blackness and digital tools as a way to critically  evaluate new technologies of representation and methods of re-mobilizing their potential.  Sondra Perry was raised in New Jersey and North Texas, and has lived and worked in Newark, New Jersey since 2019. She received her MFA from Columbia University, New York (2015) and her BFA from Alfred University, New York (2012.)

Laurie Simmons
Characters from The Movie/Nurses

2020
21 x 21 cm / 8.27 x 8.27 in
UV Print on Plexiglass
Edition of 5 + 2AP

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Reverse-printed on quarter-inch plexiglass, Characters from The Movie/Nurses is as much stand-alone object as image. It represents a unique, new medium for the artist and was exclusively produced in collaboration with Chroma Center for Art for Black Lives.  The work, incorporating multi-racial nurse figurines, whose blithe expressions and upturned hands call into question cultural expectations of essential workers, responds directly to our current pandemic moment.

Laurie Simmons (b. 1949, Long Island, NY) is a Connecticut-based artist and filmmaker. Working with dolls, figurines, dummies and sometimes people, Simmons stages uncanny scenes to question expectations of gender and culture. Recent series How We See and Some New use portraiture with body paint on human models to examine identity and persona in the age of social media.  In a previous series, Walking Objects, small-scale props join doll legs and walk, run or dance through dramatic stage lighting. It is a surrealist strategy that critiques domestic tropes. Simmons is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and the National Endowment of the Arts. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. Her feature-length narrative film, My Art, premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2016.

Avery Singer
U.S. HISTORY IS A NIGHTMARE FROM WHICH I AM TRYING TO AWAKE

2020
21 x 21 cm / 8.27 x 8.27 in
Fine art digital print
Edition of 10 + 2AP 

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This text work, presented exclusively for Art for Black Lives, draws from a piece Singer created for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this year.

Avery Singer (b. 1987, New York, NY) is a New York-based artist who melds digital technologies and the history of painting to create a unique visual language. Singer employs new technologies — like digital modeling software and industrial airbrushing — as well as the binary language of computer programs to render art historical compositions. She has cited internet ephemera, from influencer culture to 3D modeling, as recent inspiration for her large-scale paintings, which feel uniquely native to our contemporary context. Singer has had notable solo shows at Museum Ludwig, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Hammer Museum, and Kunsthalle Zürich. Her work was exhibited in the 2019 Venice Biennale and can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum Ludwig, Stedelijk Museum, MoMA, The Whitney Museum and the Hammer Museum. Singer is represented by Hauser and Wirth and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler.

COMPLETE R3 SET

2020
Dimensions variable
Materials variable
2 portfolios of 10 works

Two complete sets of all 10 works from Round 3 by Edgar Arceneaux, Eric Fischl, Nick Goss, Nicholas Grafia, Kalup Linzy, Wardell Milan, Marilyn Minter, Sondra Perry, Laurie Simmons and Avery Singer are available for purchase.

This is a unique opportunity to collect a completed set, which includes a number of new experiments in medium and represents a collective response to our contemporary moment.

Please inquire at [email protected]

R1 and R2 raised $53,000 for The Okra Project.

R1 featured prints by Tiffany Alfonseca, Yves B. Golden, Hadi Fallahpisheh, Sean-Kierre Lyons, Bjarne Melgaard, Jill Mulleady, Amy Sillman, Davide Stucchi, Nora Turato, Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo), Margaret Rose Vendryes and Lawrence Weiner. Take a look here.

R2 featured prints by Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Leda Bourgogne, Cudelice Brazelton IV, Sol Calero, Eli Cortiñas, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Vincent Johnson, Tony Just, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Rebecca Morris, Cassi Namoda, Raymond Pettibon, Emma Rosenzweig, Mira Schor, Tobias Spichtig, Emily Sundblad, Ambera Wellmann and Monsieur Zohore. Take a look here.

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