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Henry Taylor

1958, USA


  • Arsenale
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM

    FRI - SAT UNTIL 5 OCTOBER
    10 AM - 8 PM

    Giardini
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Central Pavilion / Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Describing his painting practice as “voracious”, Henry Taylor populates his work with an enormous diversity of subjects, from the destitute to the dazzlingly successful. Whether through intimate portraits of family and friends, or politically-inflected group scenes that splice together different geographies and histories, Taylor’s aim is to honestly portray the reality of Black experience and the often iniquitous workings of American life. But despite his sharp eye for injustice and the frequent incorporation of art-historical references, Taylor’s pictures aren’t heavy; their bold forms and block colours are immediate, hooking the viewer in.

Central Pavilion / Arsenale

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