"Many Mansions" (detail; 1994)

Many Mansions, detail, 1994
Acrylic and collage on unstretched canvas; 114 x 135 inches
Art Institute of Chicago, Max V. Kohnstamm Fund, 1995
Production still from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 1 episode, "Identity," 2001

"What I was thinking to do with my image was to reclaim the image of blackness as an emblem of power. And I think it still functions pretty much that same way."
—Kerry James Marshall