Vaughn Spann, New Dawn (Marked Man), 2024; Hand-Embellished, Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print

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Vaughn Spann
devotes his practice to abstraction and figuration, as an investigation into resilience, power, and freedom. Born in Florida and based in New Jersey, the artist locates subjects from deeply personal spaces, while reconciling his body both within and out of the studio. His choices of iconography have stimulated discussions surrounding African American art, and situated the Black experience in the United States through a generational perspective. Spann’s critically acclaimed works have been exhibited in venues around the world, and can be found in the collections of esteemed institutions that include the Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL; among many others.

New Dawn (Marked Man) stems from an ongoing series—distinguished by rigorously composed ‘x’ shapes that hold the center of each canvas—inspired by the artist’s personal experience of being stopped and searched by the police. The composition is emblazoned with a bright orange cross, intended to encapsulate the feeling of being targeted and antagonized by racial profiling. Rendered through densely applied brushstrokes that evoke a swell of emotion, the work captures the internal tensions that arise from routine encounters with social injustice in everyday life. Deliberately abstract in visual form, Spann’s series leaves room for viewers to consider their unique perspectives with regards to the racism and prejudices that plague modern American society.

Of ART FOR CHANGE’s initiative of supporting the Brooklyn Museum through this limited edition series, the artist notes, “The Brooklyn Museum is a go-to place for my wife and I, where we take our children when we want to experience contemporary art and culture. It balances historical archives with fresh perspectives, in a way that feels intelligent and cohesive. I am proud to extend a contribution to that conversation.”

Vaughn Spann
New Dawn (Marked Man), 2024
Archival pigment print
24 x 19.75 inches

Limited edition of 20 with 5 AP 
Hand-embellished, signed and numbered by the artist

ART FOR CHANGE will donate $500 from each print sold towards the Brooklyn Museum, to help bolster the annual gala’s aim of raising critical funding to help the institution fulfill its mission to be a home for inspiring art and courageous conversations. In keeping with all of our releases, both artists will receive 50% of the net proceeds from each sale.

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