Collage, mixed media & acrylic on canvas / 48 x 60 in., 4 ft x 5 ft
This original portrait was on a 5 year loan for a temporary exhibition at the historic Ford’s Theatre and Museum in Washington, D.C. ending in 2017. It will soon be added to the Smithsonian Institution Catalog of American Portraits Documentation and Research Center. It has recently been acquired by a private collector.
Among the items used in creating Lincoln are a patriotic envelope featuring the Constitution, tintype photographs (in Lincoln’s eyebrow, beard and bow-tie . . . ) A newspaper dated January 6, 1863 was used in creating one of the white stripes of the flag along with an 1862 page from Harper’s Weekly. Several photos of slaves were used to construct Lincoln's ear and the shadows around his eye and right cheekbone. A photograph of slaves picking cotton on a plantation has been fastened to the lower left portion of his jacket.
Assemblage, cut paper, collage & mixed media on canvas / 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.92 cm)
Recently on loan to the Tennessee State Museum for a five-month-long exhibition in late 2015.
In the Fall of 2016 it was on view at the prestigious international ArtPrize Eight competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has since been acquired by a private collector.
Some of the many discarded and repurposed items used to create this work include:
Original 1964 and 1978 Dylan concert tickets
1960 subway transit coins are the buttons on his jacket and shirt
Vintage reel-to-reel recording tape within his elbow and lower jacket
1960 Polaroids (one used in his cheek)
1965 postdated handwritten card from Greenwich Village
A vintage photo of Hibbing High School along with a Tony Rosa Grocery Store matchbook cover, also from Hibbing, Minnesota, Dylan¹s hometown
1960 Circle In Square folk song flyer