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I see my paintings as an oasis and as a place transcendent of ideas of race and stigma. I want to depict an all-inclusive romance for life.

Honor Titus
Honor Titus, Portable Prince, 2022
Honor Titus, Portable Prince, 2022. Oil on canvas, 72 × 60 inches (182.88 × 152.4 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2023.1.1. Gift of Claudia and Edward Rose, T'02. © Honor Titus. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor.

Portable Prince is the first work by Honor Titus to enter the Nasher Museum’s collection.

Honor is an emerging self-taught artist based in Los Angeles. A mentee of Henry Taylor, Honor produces work equally inspired by Henry’s vibrant genre scenes and commanding figures.

Honor’s full-length subjects lounge, dance, play tennis, and enjoy leisurely activities with the clothes and accessories of a past era and are imbued with a sense of nostalgia and sanguinity. Class also plays a significant role in Titus’s art.

His subject matter often nods to boarding school culture, debutantes, and royalty, and the literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, and J.D. Salinger heavily impact his themes.

This work will be on view within the exhibition Love & Anarchy.

The gallery below showcases several works from the collection that explore similar themes to Titus’s work.

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