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Trapsprung

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Trapsprung

2013

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s images of people are not exactly portraits. Instead of using a model, she draws from her imagination and memories of people she sees on the subway, in magazines, or elsewhere. Appearing in ordinary or indistinct settings, these fictitious figures are somewhat mysterious and invite our curiosity. The powerful spontaneity and intensity of this image spring from the artist’s practice of completing each painting in a single day.
Oil on canvas
78 3/4 × 70 7/8 in. (200 × 180cm)
General Acquisition Fund
2014.11
Provenance: The artist; [Jack Shainman Gallery, New York]
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Close-Ups, Aug. 17 - Aug. 6, 2018 [on view from Jan. 11 - Aug. 6, 2018].

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