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Maker(s):Bailey, Radcliffe
Culture:American (1968-2023)
Date Made:2012
Materials:Gouache, collage, and ink on sheet music
Measurements:Frame: 22 1/4 in x 18 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 56.5 cm x 47.6 cm x 3.8 cm; Sheet/Image: 12 1/8 in x 9 in; 30.8 cm x 22.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  ARTIST'S INITIALS/DATE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): RB 11/7/12
Accession Number:  UM 2014.6
Credit Line:Purchased with Art Acquistion Funds
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

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Label Text:
Exhibition Label, 40 Years / 40 Artists, January 22–March 8, 2015:
Radcliffe Bailey’s mixed media collages present evocative investigations of history, memory, experience, culture, and imagination. Pages of sheet music are nearly
obscured by swirling washes of color, creating regal scenes on which images of classical African sculptures are layered. - Loretta Yarlow

Speak to Me of Rivers: An Exploration of Race, Identity, and Lived Experience in African American Culture; February 12 - March 3, 2019:
“The day by day experience of art, even though my work may seem to have this layer of history, it is also a cover for what I’m dealing with on a day to day. It’s very much about today. We were talking about where I go next: I’m still thinking about today and yesterday and what’s coming in front of me tomorrow. It’s my attitude to my studio practice.”
— Radcliffe Bailey

folklore; memory; music; politics; race; African American

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