Artist: Raymond Saunders
Title: Places, 1991

Mixed media on canvas
96 x 83 7/8 in. (243.8 x 213 cm)
Museum purchase with funds provided by an anonymous donor,
Annie and Art Sandler, and the Museum Purchase Fund
© Raymond Saunders

Places is an assemblage, or a work of art made from a combination of different materials. The artist, Raymond Saunders, selects interesting objects from streets around the world to include in his art. In this work you will see references to China, France, Mexico, and other places he has traveled. In addition to found objects, his work features graffiti, carefully drawn symbols, and brightly painted geometric forms. By arranging these elements in different ways, Raymond Saunders shares his memories with us and invites us on a journey of our own.