Janet Taylor Pickett (b. 1948)
The Messenger
signed and dated 'Janet Taylor Pickett 2020' (lower left edge); signed again, titled and dated again 'THE MESSENGER Janet Taylor Pickett 2020' (on the stretcher)
acrylic and paper collage on canvas
36 x 48 in. (91.44 x 121.92 cm.)
Executed in 2020.
Baahng Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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Janet Taylor Pickett’s The Messengeris a painting inspired by Cassandra, a beautiful princess in Greek mythology who was given the gift or prophecy but was cursed to never be believed. “She becomes the Conjure Woman of African American folklore, the confidant, and strong messenger of prophecies known and unknown.” – Janet Taylor Pickett

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