Sable Elyse Smith Coloring Book 65 2020

  • Not on view

What do you notice?

The artist Sable Elyse Smith found this coloring book on 125th Street in Harlem, New York City. It was made for kids to color while waiting to visit someone at a prison or court. Waiting for someone you love in a strange new place can be scary. What is something you do that makes you feel better when you’re worried or scared?

Kids label from 2024
Screenprint with oil stick
sheet: 60 × 50" (152.4 × 127 cm) frame: 63 1/2 × 53 1/4 × 2" (161.3 × 135.3 × 5.1 cm)
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
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