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Baldwin's Village | Keith Schall

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Mixed Media

H 37" x W 53"


'After James Baldwin won the National Book Award for his novel Native Son, he took a year long sabbatical to an isolated village in Switzerland, an experience he documented in an essay “Stranger in the Village.” Totally cut off from his support system and the only black man that the villagers had ever seen, he reexamined his identity. He discovered that his racial identity was fundamentally entwined with being American. This painting captures that dualistic sensibility which applies to many of us, including Baldwin."

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