(American, b. 1970)
Spray paint, interior paint, fabric-treated acrylic paint
Overall: 182.8 x 189.2 cm (71 15/16 x 74 1/2 in.)
Gift of Agnes Gund 2015.82
© Sanford Biggers
Using spray paint in this work, the artist adds imagery to historic quilts.
Inspired by research indicating that quilts may have been used as coded signposts along the Underground Railroad, Sanford Biggers began using quilts as his canvases. By borrowing from quilts' histories and layering his own imagery on top of them, Biggers states, "I consider myself a late collaborator, working with this patchwork that goes over a span of decades and generations."
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