Explorations of Heritage and Identity at Frieze Seoul

Melvin Edwards 
More Than You See, 2016-2017 
Welded steel and chain 
Alexander Gray Associates (Booth C18) 

 
A pointed play on the classic jazz standard More Than You Know by pioneering African American artist and sculptor Mel Edwards, known for his groundbreaking installations of barbed wire and welded steel from the civil rights era through to the present day.  

Melvin Edwards, More Than You See, 2016-2017 Welded steel and chain
Melvin Edwards, More Than You See, 2016-2017 Welded steel and chain. Presented by Alexander Gray Associates

Maia Ruth Lee 
Bondage Baggage Map V, 2022 
India ink on canvas 
François Ghebaly (Booth A25) 

 
Busan-born, Kathmandu-raised, and now Colorado-based, Lee addresses issues of migration, family, diaspora, labor, borders and self preservation in times of global dissonance. 

Maia Ruth Lee, Bondage Baggage Map II, 2022 India ink on canvas
Maia Ruth Lee, Bondage Baggage Map II, 2022 India ink on canvas. Presented by Francois Ghebaly

Marcus Leslie Singleton 
Bullet, 2022 
Oil on panel 
Mitchell-Innes & Nash (Booth B9) 
 

Marcus Leslie Singleton highlights the joys, routines and challenges of daily life as a Black man in contemporary America, navigating brutality and fetishization alike. 

Marcus Leslie Singleton, Bullet, 2022 Oil on panel
Marcus Leslie Singleton, Bullet, 2022 Oil on panel

Lari Pittman 
The Nature of Subservience 1, 2021 
Linen over wood panel and framed 
Lehmann Maupin (Booth C17) 

 
This bold, layered, complex composition by the celebrated Colombian-American painter challenges mainstream narratives around political and personal identity and trauma. 

The nature of subservience 1, 2021 Linen over wood panel and framed $ 75,000
Lari Pittman, The nature of subservience 1, 2021, linen over wood panel and framed. Presented by Lehmann Maupin

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