Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

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Tim Rollins and K.O.S.
Lot #06

The River - Meander (after Edward Duke Ellington)  2011

lithograph and silk-screen print in colours, AP numbered 5/10, signed and dated in pencil lower right

14.33" x 10.83"

Minimum Bid: $900
Value: $1,800

Tim Rollins, a long-time Bronx resident and early collaborator in Fashion Moda in the 80s began involving young students from the highschool where he was teaching in a program called the Kids of Survival, KOS.

This internationally renowned collaboration produced these images on texts often in monumental scale. Their work is handled by Lehman Maupin gallery.

Rollins died unexpectedly this year. He was a long-time supporter of BronxArtSpace and love the art efforts in “The Hood.”

Artist Bio: Tim Rollins (American, 1955-2017) was an American painter and educator. Following graduate studies in art education and philosophy at New York University, Rollins taught special education art classes at South Bronx public school. This experience prompted the artist to launch the Art and Knowledge workshop with a group of at-risk students who collectively named themselves K.O.S. (Kids of Survival). In a process they call “jammin’,” Rollins or one of the students read aloud from the selected text while other members drew, relating the stories to their own experiences. After the group’s first exhibit in 1994, the collective has been exhibited internationally.