2017 Portrait with Internationally Acclaimed Chicago Artist Kerry James Marshall

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KERRY JAMES MARSHALL

Date: December 4, 2017.

Location: Chicago Cultural Center / Garland Court Façade.

Event: Ribbon cutting of mural “Forest Rush More,” by Kerry James Marshall.

Image courtesy noted Chicagoan Lee Bey.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE] alongside with internationally renowned artist and MacArthur Fellow Kerry James Marshall unveiled his epic, large-scale mural for the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.).

The mural honors 20 women who have shaped the city’s vibrant arts and culture landscape. The 132-foot by 100-foot mural will be the largest artwork he has ever designed or created.

The design and vision created by Marshall was executed by Chicago mural artist Jeff Zimmerman and his team from Jazim, Inc.

 

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Ribbon cutting ceremony  / Forest Rush More - by Kerry James Marshall

Ribbon cutting ceremony / Forest Rush More – by Kerry James Marshall

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About Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall is an artist and McArthur Fellow. A deeply accomplished artist, Marshall uses many types of mediums, including collage, drawings, murals and even comic books. His work is known for referencing African American culture and history, including the Civil Rights era and the Black Power movement. Painting in a realist style, he depictsdark figures that celebrate black beauty and confront general racial stereotypes within contemporary American society.

Potrait with Kerry James Marshall was taken at the occasion of ribbon-cutting ceremony of mural “Forest Rush More” by Kerry James Marshall… click here..
I requested noted Chicagoan Lee Bey to take the phot. Thank You Lee. Forever grateful for this wonderful photo.

 

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Portrait with Internationally acclaimed artist Kerry James Marshall. / Photo courtesy Lee Bey

Portrait with Internationally acclaimed artist Kerry James Marshall. / Photo courtesy Lee Bey

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Related Links

Portrait with Art and Artists.. click here..
Unveiling of mural “Forest Rush More,” by Kerry James Marshall.. click here..

Home: Public Art in Chicago.. click here..

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