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From the Roots I am

Limited edition of 50, 2017
Archival pigment print

Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist

20.00 x 14.40 in
50.80 x 36.58 cm

  • Unframed work ships within 5 business days.
  • Framed prints ship within 2-4 weeks.
  • International customers are responsible for applicable duties and taxes.


About the Work

Dubbed the "Insider's Outsider" by Mark Binelli in The New York Times, Lonnie Holley is an artist whose practice is expands beyond the confines of traditional definition. With foundational roots in Birmingham, Alabama, Holley's first creations were sandstone carvings that soon transformed to closely mirror his hometown surroundings, forming vast sculptures comprised of discarded steel and other readily available found objects. As he explained to Binelli, "'What I’m doing here, I think Malcolm said it best: by any means necessary... We can make art where we have to. Dr. King, if you remember, wrote a sermon on a piece of toilet paper.'" Holley's installations, wall-mounted sculptures, musical compositions, and personality are dense studies of matter and its inherent loaded spiritual presence. A continual investigation of and reverence for things in all their abundant meaning weaves a continual thread throughout Holley's body of work, as well as the consistent reminder of the dark symbolism behind the harsh reality of their accumulation.

We are proud to have collaborated with James Fuentes to release this print edition based on Holley's sculpture From the Roots I am, shown with the gallery at NADA Miami 2017.

Artist Biography

Lonnie Holley (b. 1950, Birmingham, AL) has held solo exhibitions at UTA Artist Space (Atlanta), Blum & Poe (Los Angeles), Dallas Contemporary, Parrish Art Museum (Water Mill, NY), Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (Charleston, SC), and Birmingham Museum of Art, among many others. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), among others. Holley lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

Authentication & Resale

This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist. 

Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.


Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.

All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.

Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.

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Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.

Shippings & Returns

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