when no softness came
Inspired by stories of historical and contemporary Black cowboys, when no softness came reimagines the trope of heroic male victors riding on horseback by illustrating a moment of respite and ease. Like many of Diedrick Brackens’s weavings, this scene of intimacy and tenderness creates personal mythologies that center queer Black identity.
Cotton twine and threads, acrylic yarns, polyester thread (possible), dyes
98 1/2 × 101 1/2 in. (250.2 × 257.8 cm) (show scale)
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Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2019
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Diedrick Brackens (American, born 1989). when no softness came, 2019. Cotton twine and threads, acrylic yarns, polyester thread (possible), dyes, 98 1/2 × 101 1/2 in. (250.2 × 257.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2019, 2019.12. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Image courtesy Various Small Fires LA, CUR.2019.12_Various_Small_Fires_LA_photograph.jpg)
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