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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSKojo Griffin: New Work
MITCHELL-INNES & NASH
Paperback, 9.5 x 7.75 in. / 24 pgs / 17 color | 2/2/2002 | Not available
Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash.
Essay by Franklin Sirmans.
Cross a Saturday-night special with the Saturday-morning cartoons and you get a sense of the shady-sweet flavor of this Atlanta-based artist's paintings. Crayola-colored refugees from the toy chest--Teddy bears, elephants, and rag dolls--don human garb and star in ambiguous narratives laced with menace. A green horse holds a gun to the head of an orange bear while a blasĒ yellow doll checks his watch; a red elephant offers candy to a reticent purple bear cub in knee socks. Over all, Griffin gives us a sense of compassion, which is not to say hope, for his hapless menagerie. --The New Yorker This is the first catalog devoted to the work of Kojo Griffin, an up-and-coming artist whose work was featured in Freestyle at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.
Paperback, 9.5 x 7.75 in. / 24 pgs / 17 color
Pub Date 2/2/2002
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2002
ISBN 9780971384408 TRADE
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