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Global Card III

Whitfield Lovell

Contemporary Art

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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.
MEDIUM Charcoal pencil on paper with playing card
DATES 2011
DIMENSIONS 12 × 9 in. (30.5 × 22.9 cm) frame: 15 7/8 × 12 5/8 × 1 1/4 in. (40.3 × 32.1 × 3.2 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE On verso: Whitfield Lovell, Global Card III, 2011
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Emily Winthrop Miles Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Whitfield Lovell (American, born 1959). Global Card III, 2011. Charcoal pencil on paper with playing card, 12 × 9 in. (30.5 × 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)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2011.8_DC_Moore_Gallery_photo.jpg. Image courtesy of DC Moore Gallery
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RIGHTS STATEMENT ©Whitfield Lovell
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