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Tears streaming from a brown eye in a close detail of a painting entitled "Mr. Rene # MAN POWER" (2011) by Fulton Leroy Washington (aka "MR. WASH")

Fulton Leroy Washington (aka MR. WASH) & Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi


The artist Fulton Leroy Washington (aka MR. WASH) joins Made in L.A. 2020 assistant curator of performance Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi in conversation. The pair will discuss MR. WASH's painting practice—which has focused on portraits of public figures and individuals the artist met while incarcerated—and his participation in the Hammer's biennial. For Made in L.A. 2020: a version, the artist’s paintings are presented at both the Hammer and The Huntington.

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