Henry Taylor, Whitney Biennal

Henry Taylor's paintings show Philando Castile's fatal shooting by a police officer last year. We see Philando in the car, dead or dying, frozen in the history of painting like David's Marat. The "4th" might be Philando before, two days before his death, grilling in the back yard with his wife in the background.  Formally satisfying, chromatically intense, these paintings are some of the strongest in the show.

Henry Taylor, Installation View, Photograph by Matthew Carasella

Henry Taylor, “THE TIMES THAY AINT A CHANGING, FAST ENOUGH! (2017), acrylic on canvas, 72 x 96 inches

HENRY TAYLOR, “The 4th,” 2012-2017 (acrylic on canvas).
Collection of the artist, Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo via Blum & Poe

detail, Henry Taylor


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