Rashid Johnson
Untitled Anxious Red

Untitled Anxious Red

Silk screen resist with hand applied pigment
Edition of 51 + 15 APs
55.9 x 76.2 cm / 22 x 30 in

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Art to Acres is an initiative which support large-scale land conservation. In partnership with environmental non-profit Global Wildlife Conservation, which has matched the donation, this project will conserve cloud forest in Guatemala.

Rashid Johnson’s limited-edition print employs the repeated motif which featured in his Anxious Red series, which began as drawings made during and in reaction to the global lockdown. Through these archetypal faces, Johnson has captured the ‘life and death’ urgency of this moment.

Co-published by Hauser & Wirth and Brand X Editions, this print is the result of a creative collaboration between Rashid Johnson and master printers at Brand X Editions. Seen in this video for the first time, the print deftly uses a proprietary technique of silk screen resist with hand applied pigment to stunning results.

Lily Cole and Rashid Johnson in conversation

For ‘Ursula’ magazine, the actor, model and social-entrepreneur Lily Cole talks with Rashid Johnson in a wide-ranging conversation about creativity and sustainability. Cole is the author of the book, audiobook and podcast, ‘Who Cares Wins’, that focuses on environmental solutions in our changing world.

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About the artist

Born in Chicago in 1977, Rashid Johnson is among an influential cadre of contemporary American artists whose work employs a wide range of media to explore themes of art history, individual and shared cultural identities, personal narratives, literature, philosophy, materiality, and critical history. After studying in the photography department of the Art Institute of Chicago, Johnson’s practice quickly expanded to embrace a wide range of media – including sculpture, painting, drawing, filmmaking, and installation ­– yielding a complex multidisciplinary practice that incorporates diverse materials rich with symbolism and personal history.

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