Nicky Enright, A Man Was Lynched Yesterday 2014
Acrylic on board, 2014, 32" x 40"
Lynched - Enright

Created specifically for the RESPOND show at Smack Mellon and then featured at SCOPE Art Fair, this painting links lynching to recent deaths of unarmed Black youth at the hands of police officers with impunity. This work puts the events of 2014 into a historical context, suggesting that, although the practice of hanging the NAACP banner ended, the legacy of lynching has not.

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