Kendell Carter was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1970. He received a BFA from Atlanta College of Art in 1994 and an MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2006.
Carter often compares hip-hop culture to that of the baroque. Artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn and Kehinde Wiley also use excess in different ways to comment on greater social and political issues. Creating a dialogue between these design elements, Carter invites an open conversation on race and class.
14-carat gold-plated brass and found object, 2006-07
13 x 29 x 1/4 inches
Museum purchase with funds from the Mark and Hilarie Moore Family Trust