The idea of commemoration has recurred throughout Marshall’s career, whether it be personal commemoration or collective commemoration. In the exhibition space at the far right of the building, and its adjacent room, you can find numerous works in which forms of commemoration are central.
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Lost Boys AKA Black Johnny
Kerry James Marshall, Lost Boys AKA Black Johnny, 1995. Collage, acrylic, collage, canvas , 61 x 61 cm.
Kerry James Marshall, Shooting Stars, 1994. Photography, 12 colour polaroids, 38.1 x 27.9 cm; 50.8 x 27.9 cm; 43.2 x 38.1 cm; 38.1 x 132.1 cm .
Believed to be a Portrait...
Kerry James Marshall, Believed to be a Portrait of David Walker (ca. 1830), 2009. Painting, acrylic, pvc , 97.47 x 78.42 x 5.39 cm.