Rashid Johnson

Rashid Johnson is an African-American Conceptual artist often hailed as a standard bearer for post-black art. Working in sculpture and photography, the artist employs vernacular yet culturally loaded objects, including shea butter, funk albums, and space rocks, to create works like Cosmic Slop (2011). “When I was younger, I would see shea butter being sold on the street, and I was interested in how people were still coating themselves in the theater of Africanism,” Johnson said. “You see that in dashikis and hairstyles and music.”


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