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Tim Rollins + K.O.S.

Tim Rollins + K.O.S.

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Black Beauty The Liberty, 1990-91
Chine colle lithograph with linocut
22 x 18 inches
Edition of 75
$1500 + shipping

Tim Rollins + K.O.S. (Kids of Survival)  here pay homage to Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty. Pages of the book are highlighted with vertical black stripes that conjure prison, Daniel Buren, or Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1902 poem Panther.

Tim Rollins + K.O.S.are a long-running teacher-and-student collaboration and partnership in contemporary art. A New York University-trained art educator, Rollins founded K.O.S.—short for Kids of Survival—in the early ‘80s as an experimental program run through his Art of Knowledge Workshop, where “at risk” students in the South Bronx are encouraged to relate their studies of literature, politics, and history with their personal experiences. In a process called “jammin,” Rollins or a student of K.O.S. reads aloud from a selected text while other group members draw, paint, or otherwise respond to the text.

Exhibitions at various international institutions include Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel (2012); the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporaenea in Bergamo, Italy (2011); Atlanta’s Museum of Contemporary Art (2006); the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. (1992); Los Angeles MOCA (1990); and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1988), and Whitney Biennials (1985, 1991) as well as the Venice Biennale (1988) and Documenta (1987).  Their most recent solo exhibition, On the Origin of Species (after Darwin), November–December 2013 York City,  marks the collective’s third solo show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York City.

For more information, contact Francisco Correa Cordero, 212.254.8200, ext. 125 or francisco@curatorsintl.org.