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Tambourine

© Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Courtesy of the Artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and Corvi-Mora, London. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Tambourine

Artist: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born in London, England, 1977)
Culture: British
Date: 2010
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
98 3/8 x 74 3/4 inches (249.9 x 189.9 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by Marjorie (P’16, P’19, P’19) and Michael Levine (B.S.’84, P’16, P’19, P’19)
Label Text:Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a British painter of Ghanaian descent whose trademark style of portrait painting is shaped by European master painters like Édouard Manet (1832-83) and Francisco Goya (1746-1828), but with its own focus on black subjects. Her figures are not portraits of real people, but products of her imagination that have an otherworldly quality. Like a fiction writer, she creates characters with complex personalities, but unlike an author she does not place them in a specific time or setting. They are frequently painted in nondescript clothing, in a dark palette on a monochromatic background. The artist describes her style as “one-shot painting”, meaning that she tries to start and finish each work on the same day.

Provenance: Provenance: Jack Shainman Gallery,New York, NY, acquired directly from the artist.
Object number: 2010.14.1
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