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The most comprehensive publication to date on widely celebrated artist Rashid Johnson

Working with a variety of media that includes painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance, Rashid Johnson has created a nuanced and iconographic body of work that connects literature, music, and art. Personal references and pervasive cultural narratives are interweaved with the legacy of modernist abstraction, producing what critics have labelled 'conceptual post-black art'. A precocious talent (his work was included in the seminal 'Freestyle' exhibition in New York in 2001), Johnson received the High Museum of Art's David C. Driskell Prize, which honours contributions in the field of African-American art.


Claudia Rankine is Professor of Poetry at Yale University in New Haven.

Sampada Aranke is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Akili Tommasino is Associate Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.


  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (November 8, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1838663266
  • ISBN-13: 9781838663261
  • Item Weight: 0.035 ounces


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