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Property Sold to Benefit Loma Linda University

Kerry James Marshall

Beauty Examined

Auction Closed

May 19, 11:15 PM GMT


8,000,000 - 12,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property Sold to Benefit Loma Linda University

Kerry James Marshall

b. 1955

Beauty Examined

signed K. Marshall and dated 93 (lower right)

acrylic and collage on canvas 

84 ⅝ by 99 ¼ in.

214.9 by 252 cm.

Executed in 1993.






款識:藝術家簽名K. Marshall並紀年93(右下)


84 ⅝ x 99 ¼ 英寸;214.9 x 252 公分


Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles
Charles Sims and Nancy Adams-Sims (acquired from the above in April 1993) 
Acquired as a gift from the above in December 2019 by the present owner 
Nav Haq, “The Lack in the Image Bank: Kerry James Marshall’s Reclamation of Pictures,” Mousse 39, Summer, 2013, p. 119 (text)
Antwaun Sargent, “Kerry James Marshall’s Mastry,” Interview Magazine, April 2016 (text) (online) 
Angela N. Carroll, "Kerry James Marshall’s Radical Joy and Decolonization," BmoreArt, December 2016, illustrated in color (online)
Barbara Isenberg, "For Kerry James Marshall, the mission is clear: Bring portraits of black life into very white art museums," Los Angeles Times, 7 March 2017, illustrated in color
Tatiana Istomina, “Kerry James Marshall,” Art in America, April 2017, p. 109 (text) 
Ciara Moloney, "Kerry James Marshall's celebration of black bodies," Apollo, April 2017, illustrated in color (online) 
Diana Tuite, “Review of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry,” Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art 3, No. 1, Summer, 2017 (text)
May Friedman, Carla Rice & Jen Rinaldi, eds., Thickening Fat: Fat Bodies, Intersectionality, and Social Justice, New York, 2020, pp. 32-33 (text)
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Overland Park, Kansas, Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art; St. Louis, University of Missouri; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Winston-Salem, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Kerry James Marshall: Telling Stories: Selected Paintings, 1994-1995, p. 9, illustrated in color, pp. 21, 32 (text)
St. Louis, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women's Health in Contemporary Art, 2004, no. 27, pp. 68-69, illustrated in color
Antwerp, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen; Copenhagen, Kunsthal Chalottenborg; Barcelona, Fundació Antoni Tàpies; Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaKerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff, 2013-2014, p. 67, illustrated in color 
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, 2016-2017, no. 21, p. 36 (text), pp. 112-13, illustrated in color, pp. 114-15, illustrated in color (detail)