Hole in the Roof

Kadir Nelson
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  • 30x26 inches
  • Harlem Renaissance Series
  • Limited Edition
  • Giclee on Watercolor Paper

Four dapper young chaps. Six pools of water. A cozy bedroom... and a hole in the roof. Nelson’s provocative painting, “A Hole in the Roof” creates a space for a conversation full of hyperbole. As the viewer’s focus flows across the beautifully rendered trappings in the scene (the framed portraits, wooden dressers and trunk, the hat box, Persian rugs, the bowl and pitcher…), the eye is pulled ever so strongly toward the bewildered expressions of the four boys, and the gaping hole in the roof.

As the concerned young lads gaze upward, Nelson invites the viewer to meditate upon the age old question, “Why are we here?” and what is it about the light that commands our attention? “A Hole in the Roof” from Nelson’s Harlem Renaissance Series is a conversation about the absurdity and the profundity of life.

This is a limited edition giclee on water color paper. Ships signed and numbered by the artist with a certificate of authenticity. Image Size: 24x20 inches, Paper Size: 30x26 inches.

Limited Edition: 250pcs (Edition Size) - $450.00 (Cost)

Artist Proof: 25pcs (Edition Size) - $550.00 (Cost)

Remarque: 20pcs (Edition Size) - $700.00 (Cost)

Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist
Collection Harlem Renaissance Series
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size See Product Description
Framed Unframed
Height 30 inches
Length 26 inches
Medium Giclee on Watercolor Paper
Signed Signed and Numbered by Artist
SKU nelson-holeroof
Year Released 2016

Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson began drawing at the age of three, displaying artistic acumen before he could write or spell. “I have always been an artist,” Nelson explains. “It’s part of my DNA.” At age eleven, Kadir Nelson was apprenticed by his uncle Michael Morris, an artist and art instructor. “My uncle gave me my foundation in art,” says the artist. Kadir Nelson experimented with several different media and later began painting in oils at the age of sixteen under the encouragement and tutelage of both his uncle and high school art teacher. He began entering his paintings in art competitions and ultimately won an art scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Upon graduating with honors, Kadir Nelson began his professional career as an artist, publishing his work and receiving commissions from publishers and production studios such as Dreamworks, Sports Illustrated, Coca-Cola, The New York Times and Major League Baseball, among others.

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I have been wanting this painting for a long time, and I just received it as a gift. It is more beautiful than I expected, and I expected a lot! It is an amazing piece of work.