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COBY KENNEDY WASHINGTON DC, b 1977

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The Legend Of Ajax Jackson And The Talented Tenth
The Legend Of Ajax Jackson And The Talented Tenth (detail)
The Legend Of Ajax Jackson And The Talented Tenth (detail)
Blowout Combs And The Battle Of The Brownstones
Blowout Combs And The Battle Of The Brownstones (detail)
Three Street Sign Machetes
The Rebuking Of The Thuggernaut (Illuminated Manuscript - Lost Page)
Body of the Baby Thug
The Adoration Of The Albino
Supply And Demand
Kalief Browder: The Box at Pioneer Works
Kalief Browder: The Box on Monumental Tour, Philadelphia, PA
REACH
REACH

BIOGRAPHY

Coby Kennedy is known for his powerful depictions of life in America that focus on challenging cultural realities. His work upends popular stereotypes and archetypical imagery in service of a bold, speculative, Afrofuturist vision. His sculpture, Kalief Browder: The Box was included in the Kindred Arts Monumental Tour. Born and raised in Washington, DC in an arts and academia family, Kennedy has transformed an unflinching confrontation with both history and current events into a set of fantastical scenarios and characters that elevate our most challenging narratives to the level of mythology. With a background in industrial auto design, he embraces multiple materials that graphically embody the content of his works, including metal, fiberglass and bulletproof kevlar. Acknowledging the reality that, “...we (humans) are really good at finding reasons and innovative ways to kill each other,” his works explore everything from gentrification to racist violence to light & dark skin colorism within the Black community.

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2023  CULTURED

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2014   ANIMAL

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