‘Carpeaux Recast’ Reveals the True Core of an Abolitionist Icon – ARTnews.com

Until very recently, it was assumed that almost every marble version of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s Why Born Enslaved! (1868) had been lost to time. The bust is considered one of the most important depictions from the 19th century of an enslaved person, though it was made 20 years after the second abolition of slavery in France. … Read more