100% cotton canvas tote bag in sky blue with white font and handles, designed by British artist Isaac Julien, featuring quote from the visionary African American orator, philosopher, intellectual and self-liberated freedom-fighter Frederick Douglass – Instead of the bright blue sky of America, I am covered with a soft grey fog.
Created for the exhibition Lessons of the Hour, presented by the National Galleries of Scotland in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival 2021. Made in the UK.
Isaac Julien CBE, RA, (born 1960) is a distinguished installation artist, filmmaker and distinguished Professor at UC Santa Cruz. His multi-screen film installations and photographs incorporate different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language. His notable documentary-drama, Looking for Langston (1989) garnered Julien a cult following, and his 1991 debut feature film Young Soul Rebels won the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival. His works have been presented shown in solo exhibitions and biennales internationally and his works are held in collections across the world.