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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Blackcap

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Blackcap 2015
Etching on Somerset Soft White Velvet 300 gsm
21 x 18 cm
Edition of 50 plus 3 APs
Unframed

The Serpentine is pleased to present Blackcap 2015, a Limited Edition etching by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. This Edition sits parallel to the series of prints titled First Flight which were included in the artist’s solo exhibition Verses After Dusk at the Serpentine Gallery.

Blackcap is a portrait of a male character in profile and, as with a number of works by the artist, is titled after a bird. This etching was created using traditional drawing techniques onto a copper plate. It is a continuation of the artist’s exploration of the motifs and conventions of European art history through a focus on methodologies, structure and composition.

Yiadom-Boakye’s (born 1977, in London) solo exhibitions include Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012) and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2011). Selected group exhibitions include the Sharjah Biennial 12 (2015); The Encyclopedic Palace at the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2013); the 11th Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France (2012); and Ungovernables: 2012 New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York (2012). In 2012 she received the Pinchuk Foundation Future Generation Prize and in 2013 she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize.