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Bind or Righteousness

  • Year2021
  • MaterialCharcoal, acrylic, oil, pastel, wood putty, glitter glue and hammer on panel
  • Dimensions121.9 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm
  • Year of acquisition2022
  • Inventory numberUAB 1291
  • On viewGround floor
  • Copyright© Pope.L, Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

More about the artwork

Many of Pope.L.'s drawings and paintings deal with the absurdities and perversities of language and how it is linked to the categorization and naming of color and race. “Bind or Righteousness” (2021)—a painting on wood—displays in expressive paint the preposterous and farcical phrase “fuschia n*****.” The combination of a degrading term for Black people with the misspelled color fuchsia not only questions which color we see and which one we read; it also subverts the cultural construct of race. Yet the painting is also an assemblage, streaked with glitter, and featuring a hammer that looks to have been just banged onto the painting’s surface. Pope.L reminds us that race, like language, is always something constructed.

Seitliche Ansicht einer Malerei auf Holz, Bildgrund scheint durch und grobe Pinselstriche in den Farben Weiß und Hellblau mit verzerrter Graffiti-Schrift. Es sind Löcher im Werk zu sehen und am rechten Bildrand ist ein Hammer angebracht.

Further artworks

Werkabbildung Cy Twombly, Bacchanalia - Fall (5 Days in October), 1977 im Museum Brandhorst in München Teil der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Bacchanalia – Fall (5 Days in October), 1977 Ground floor
Cy Twombly , Lepanto VII, 2001, UAB 475aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto VII, 2001 Upper floor
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Bacchus), 2005, UAB 488aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Bacchus), 2005 Upper floor
Zeichnung mit Graphit und Tinte auf Papier, auf der zwei abstrahierte Körper zu sehen sind, die kreisförmig ineinander verschlungen sind.
Kara Walker Title Unknown, 2020 Ground floor
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Bacchus), 2005, UAB 487aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Bacchus), 2005 Upper floor