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 Damage and Unity in Melvin Edwards' Sculpture


Melvin Edwards' sculptures from the 1960s such as the Lynch Fragments and The Lifted X make overt references to anti-black violence in the history of the U.S., but they also use abstraction to make proposals about what a trustworthy unifying social form might consist of and feel like. 

Facing the Death of the Subject: Joan Mitchell and Melvin Edwards