Global Card III
An avid collector of vintage photographs (especially those featuring Black subjects), Whitfield Lovell illustrates single faces pulled from found images and pairs them with time-worn objects such as playing cards. The artist transports these anonymous portraits into the present through drawing and collage, forging a feeling of shared African American ancestry. Lovell’s varied sources—ranging from studio portraits and photo-booth pictures to passport photos and snapshots—and spare compositions transcend a specific time or place, creating a renewed sense of proximity and connection.
Charcoal pencil on paper with playing card
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Frame: 1 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (3.2 x 40 x 32.1 cm) (show scale)
On verso: Whitfield Lovell, Global Card III, 2011
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Emily Winthrop Miles Fund
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Whitfield Lovell (American, born 1959). Global Card III, 2011. Charcoal pencil on paper with playing card, 12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 2011.8. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Image courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, CUR.2011.8_DC_Moore_Gallery_photo.jpg)
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