‘My Boy Isaac’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Lead Belly. From a limited edition of 25, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Lead Belly creates striking prints, reworking vintage source material with modern collage processes. Thoughtful and provocative, Lead Belly’s Pop Art infused pieces are a meeting of conceptual nuance and artistic prowess, for a high-impact aesthetic.
‘My Boy Isaac’ explores conceptions of race using chiaroscuro: the saturated black and white grain of the image intensifies the racial disparity between the two boxers in beautiful and striking tonality. Lead Belly has replaced the boxers’ gloves with flower-patterned mittens in baby-blue and soft-pink, reminding us that the sport is not necessarily one of violence but, as the artist observes, one of “grace, intelligence, compassion and understanding.”