For the forthcoming, 70-plus-painting retrospective of his work, the one that will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art and then travel to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and to the MCA Los Angeles, Kerry James Marshall had to put into the hands of the show’s curators his life’s work, an explicit and prescient statement, in paint, that black lives matter.That was fine with the 60-year-old South Side artist, he said the other day in his Bronzeville studio, except for two or three paintings he asked them to also include.
‘Greatest living painter’? MCA shows life’s work of Kerry James Marshall
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