David BoxerPassage "Black" , N.D.Oil on canvas (Triptych)48 x 36 in (each)
121.9 x 91.4 cm
Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000
David BoxerTriptych Renaissance, N.D.Mixed media on paper (triptych)20 x 37 in
50.8 x 93.98 cm
David BoxerStill life with Chrysanthemums, 2003-2006Mixed media on paper20 x 28 inSold
David BoxerDiaspora: Chorus of souls postcript, 2003-05Mixed media on paper22 x 17 in
55.88 x 43.18 cm
David BoxerStill-Life - Fugue, 2003 - 2004Mixed media on canvas36 x 48 inSold
91.44 x 121.92 cm
David BoxerBlack bottles (and fruit), 2000Mixed media on canvas16 x 12 in
40.64 x 30.48 cm
David BoxerStill life/Black vessels, 2000Mixed media on canvas18 x 22 in
45.72 x 55.88 cm
David BoxerHavana Postcript (From Passage Installation), 1997-02Mixed media on wood84 x 96 in
213.36 x 243.84 cm
David BoxerQueen Victoria set we free, 1996-2003Mixed media reconstruction34 x 56 x 8 in
David BoxerStudy VII, for Passage , 1993Mixed media on paper (Triptych)11 x 8 in (each)
25.4 x 20.3 cm
David BoxerBlackscape (The Hold), 1974Mixed media, collage, feathers on cardboard (Triptych)18 x 12 in (each)
45.72 x 30.48 cm
David Boxer (1945 – 2017) was born in Kingston, where he lived most of his life, and died. He attended Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York; and Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland.
During his career, Boxer’s work was included in many important exhibitions such as Island Thresholds: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts (2005)
He also participated in several Biennials, such as among those we can mention the Havana Biennial (1986, 1997), Havana, Cuba; Johannesburg Biennial, Johannesburg, South Africa (1995); the Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and the First Biennial of Caribbean and Central American Painting, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1996). His pieces are part of the collections of prestigious museums and institutions such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington D.C. and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Boxer is regarded as one of the most important contemporary artists, art historians and curators from the Caribbean region. His early training was as an art historian, which is very visible in the many references related to that field included in his work. The main influences in his oeuvre were Francis Bacon, whom he met during the time he was writing his thesis about him; and Joseph Cornell, especially his “boxes”.
Throughout the years, Boxer worked with selected themes which he revisited often. One of these was slavery and its remnants in Jamaican society. He explored this theme mainly through two series: Passages and Memories of Colonization. Death was also present in many of his pieces; often identified with AIDS, and its repercussions in the death of loved ones. Another theme related to death was Hiroshima, which he represented extensively. He considered himself a member of the Second World War generation, since he was born in 1946 and grew up in a postwar atmosphere. Self-portraits were a constant element in his oeuvre, individually or sometimes as part of more complex compositions.
ChillAfro-Caribbean figuration February 19 - March 26, 2022 Pan American Art ProjectsThese pieces cover a vast array of styles, from the hyper realistic to the surreal from the regions of Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica. In the presentation of these diverse works, we reflect upon the reality that Afro-Caribbean identity is not monolithic, and the aesthetics of these regions cannot be contained...