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Memento and more art by Kerry james Marshall

Memento, 1996-1997
76 x 112 cm (h x w)
7-color lithograph on paper
not for sale
[Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Des Moines Art Center Print Club, 2014.55]

(Gift Print, 2014)

In Memento, Kerry James Marshall mourns victims of political assassination. Gun victims’ portraits on the wall behind the standing figure include Martin Luther King, Jr; John F. Kennedy; Malcolm X; martyrs of the Civil Rights movement James Cheney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner; and Black Panther leaders. The artist places the viewer at the same eye level as the woman. We share her space and her pain.



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