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Kerry James Marshall: A Black Presence In The Art World Is 'Not Negotiable'

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Kerry James Marshall, Souvenir IV, 1998

Kerry James Marshall, Souvenir IV, 1998

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For decades, the 61-year-old artist has depicted black lives on canvas. He says inclusion in museums must not be contingent on "whether somebody likes you ... or somebody's being generous to you."


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