Rashid JohnsonClaudia Rankine, Sampada Aranke, Akili Tommasino

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‘Johnson is a leading voice of his generation.’ – New York Times

The most comprehensive publication to date on widely celebrated artist Rashid Johnson

Working with a variety of media that includes painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance, Rashid Johnson has created a nuanced and iconographic body of work that connects literature, music, and art. Personal references and pervasive cultural narratives are interweaved with the legacy of modernist abstraction, producing what critics have labelled ‘conceptual post-black art’. A precocious talent (his work was included in the seminal ‘Freestyle’ exhibition in New York in 2001), Johnson received the High Museum of Art’s David C. Driskell Prize, which honours contributions in the field of African-American art.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 160 pp
  • Illustrations: 200 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838663261

Claudia Rankine is Professor of Poetry at Yale University in New Haven.

Sampada Aranke is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Akili Tommasino is Associate Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

As seen in Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Art Newspaper, and The Chicago Tribune

‘Superb.’ Vogue

'Extraordinary.' – Sugarcane

'This comprehensive survey explores the influential American artist’s work ... covering a wide range of media from painting, sculpture and photography to video and performance.' – The Art Newspaper

‘An enlightening overview of a profoundly evocative and exciting body of work.’ – Booklist