Regis and Kahran Bethencourt
Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta
Regis and Kahran Bethencourt
b. 1977 and b. 1980
chromogenic print, front-mounted and flush-mounted to acrylic, 2017, no. one from an edition of 15
image: 36 by 24 in. (91.4 by 61 cm.)
Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph is in generally excellent condition. The colors remain vibrant and saturated, with no apparent fading. As is typical with front-mounted works, some smudges, fingerprints, dust particles, and hairline scratches are visible upon extremely close inspection of the acrylic surface. The print is front-mounted and flush-mounted to acrylic and there are 2 hanging brackets on the reverse. When laid flat, the work appears very slightly bowed when viewed from the upper or lower edge.
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Kahran and Regis Bethencourt are the imaginative forces behind Creative Soul Photography. They gained global recognition with their AfroArt series. Their work has been featured on BBC News, CNN, CBS National News, Teen Vogue, Glamour Brazil, and BET, among others.
"The talented husband and wife duo, Kahran and Regis Bethencourt behind this stunning image Sophisticated Soul, is on a mission to capture and celebrate the beauty, culture, and heritage of children from the African diaspora. This extraordinary image imbues dignity and is reminiscent of classical dutch masters portraits. The gaze of the sitter is mesmerizing and empowering. Its regal beauty is recognition and a celebration of a royal, majestic, noble, and proud past." - Arnika Dawkins
Arnika Dawkins Gallery is devoted to presenting fine art from both emerging and established photographers, specializing in images by African Americans and of African Americans. Dawkins is passionate about connecting collectors to artwork that is significant, inspiring and provocative. The gallery's objective is to provide an educational platform that supports this burgeoning community of talented artists.