In Response to Katrina. Pressing Issues.
In Response to Katrina.
In Response to Katrina.
In Response to Katrina.
In Response to Katrina.

In Response to Katrina.

Washington, D.C. Platt Studio, 2006. Platt, Michael B. Folio. (6)ff., loose. All prints signed and titled by the artist, Michael B. Platt. The five prints in this series are a visceral, grief-stricken response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftereffects on the city of New Orleans and environs. The natural disaster decimated communities, especially those of lower incomes and of people of color, for whom help, either in the form of financial, medical, or emotional support, did not arrive until too late. Platt’s prints reflect the physical and emotional wreckage of the hurricane, placing spectral figures over backgrounds strewn with debris. The prints are “Front Yard,” “South Salcedo Street,” “Life Back to the Dead,” “Standing in the Water with a Lock on My Brain,” and “Enough!” Michael B. Platt, a Black artist, focused his talents throughout his career on the underserved and underrepresented, ranging from the Black communities in the United States to the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Housed in a khaki portfolio. Yellow ink stain to the colophon sheet, else a fine set. Item #30256

Price: $1,500.00