Sale 1147 Lot 251
(American; b. 1953)
Christopher, South Shore High School
Signed verso. Dated 2003/08.
Acquired by the current owner directly from the artist.
Born in 1953 in Queens, New York, Dawoud Bey, formerly David Edward Smikle, received his BA from Empire State College, State University of New York (1990), and earned his MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1993). His work has been presented in one-person exhibitions at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Light Work, Syracuse, New York; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, which toured a mid-career retrospective. Bey's work is also included in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Museum of the City of New York; and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, among other institutions. Bey is a professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago.
16" x 20"
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