Blog / Robert Pruitt: Beautiful and true

Posted By Wendy Hower

Robert A. Pruitt, "Flux," 2011. Conté, charcoal, and gold leaf on hand-dyed paper 50 x 28 inches (127 x 71.1 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase. 2011.7.1

We were thrilled to see artist Robert Pruitt’s show at the Studio Museum in Harlem reviewed recently in The New York Times.
“The subjects of Robert Pruitt: Women, his playful solo show at the Studio Museum in Harlem, look as if they’ve walked out of a street-style blog from a distant galaxy,” Karen Rosenberg writes.
The Nasher Museum proudly owns two beautiful charcoal and conté works on paper by Pruitt.
The work above, “Flux,” was on view last spring as part of “Recent Acquisitions,” an installation of gifts and purchases for the museum’s permanent collection. The Nasher Museum’s collection of contemporary art reflects an ongoing focus on global, emerging artists of African descent.

IMAGE: Robert A. Pruitt, Flux, 2011. Conté, charcoal, and gold leaf on hand-dyed paper; 50 x 28 inches (127 x 71.1 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase. 2011.7.1.

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