The Fist

Wu Tsang, The Fist Is Stil Up, 2010, Neon, acrylic on wood panel, 40 x 70 x 10 inches

Wu Tsang, The Fist Is Still Up, 2010, Neon, acrylic on wood panel, 40 x 70 x 10 inches

 

Is it? Is the fist still up? I love this work – which I’m taking out of context here. The raised fist – what does it signify outside the context of the ’68 Olympics? That question has had me looking for raised fists in contemporary art – or, as is the case here – invocations of the fist.

 

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