Herbert Singleton

1945 - 2007 (Louisiana, USA)

Factory worker and street hustler, who chiselled wooden weapons for pimps and dealers, before turning to visceral carved and painted street narratives on found objects. The museum-calibre painted Untitled (Voodoo), c 1980/90 is a sculptural work proudly denouncing racial inequality.

Collections: High Museum (Atlanta); Pérez Art Museum (Miami).
Exhibitions: What Carried Us Over (2019), Pérez Art Museum (Miami); Unfiltered Visions (2016), NOMA (New Orleans).
Publications: Souls Grown Deep (2000), P Arnett & W Arnett; Passionate Visions of the American South (1993), AR Yelen.