"Den Mother" 2017, A Rare Embroidered Patch with rayon thread on poly twill backing by Kerry James Marshall using Imagery from the "Scout" Series" of Paintings. This rare patch.
4 inches high x 3 inches wide.
Kerry James Marshall, known for his empowering portraits of black men and women, began painting Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in 1995, deifying these figures with saint-like halos of light. When MarshallÂ’s "Scout" paintings were first exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum in 1998, The New York Times critic Holland Cotter described the groundbreaking nature of these images.
"In these portraits, time-honored American valuesÂ—community, leadership, dutyÂ—that were also the bedrock of the early civil rights movement, are reconfirmed and radically recast," he wrote.
While the "Scout" paintings now belong to permanent museum collections, collectors can bring home embroidered versions of these seminal images.
Released by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2017, these scout patches recreate six of MarshallÂ’s "Scout" paintings in rayon thread: Brownie (1995), Cub Scout (1995), Scout (Girl) (1995), Scout (Boy) (1995), Den Mother (1996), and Scout Master (1996) You are bidding on the one "Den Mother" patch from the set, please look at the other two patches from the set we have in this auction.
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Excellent Brand New Condition Sealed in a plastic sleeve with it’s information card.