"Souvenir IV" (1998)

"Souvenir IV," 1998
Acrylic, collage, and glitter on unstretched canvas, 108 x 156 inches
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Purchase with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee Photo by Tom Vand Eynde
Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

"The way I see beauty is as a state of being for a thing that has a kind of fascination about it, or as a thing that presents a certain kind of fascination to you as a viewer. It's certainly something that's captivating; it's something's that's compelling. Beauty is a phenomenological experience, and a basic component of it is intrigue."

- Kerry James Marshall