Beverly McIver – Black Face Clown with Open Mouth


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SKU: 30064

Artwork Description

Beverly McIver – Black Face Clown with Open Mouth

Dimensions: 16 x 16″ unframed
Year: 1996/97
Medium: oil on canvas

In the 1990s, after Beverly McIver had developed a friendship with artist Faith Ringgold, she created enormously personal self portraits of herself in black face and white face, each time as a clown. This painting shows her with her sister, Renee, who she cared for due to Renee’s mental disabilities.