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Man Called Nigga
Juan Logan

acrylic canvas

Currently on view at Mint Museum--UPTOWN

Gift of Mrs. Madge G. Conley in memory of her husband, Guy S. Conley

Painted when Logan was only 26, "Man Called Nigga" reveals an artist grappling with his own identity as a Southern black man in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement. About this work, the artist recently stated: “Man Called Nigga questions the notion of what entitles you to all the rights and privileges of being an American. One would think that being born here is enough.” Logan was born in Nashville, TN, but now lives and works in Belmont, NC, creating work that explores the American experience. He is especially interested in the evolution of social and racial hierarchies in the United States and how individuals and institutions play into that system.

Accession Number: 1991.21


height: 48 inches
width: 36.25 inches

Copyright Information:
NEPL artist signed non-exclusive license 2020

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