Richard J. Watson

Enough Said Already, 2018
Enough Said Already, 2018

mixed media collage and acrylic, 48"x36", $9,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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In the Nick of Time, 2009
In the Nick of Time, 2009

mixed media collage and acrylic, 23" diam, $4,000

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And the Beat Goes On, 2017
And the Beat Goes On, 2017

mixed media collage and acrylic, 48"x36", $9,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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The Three Phases of Eve (a), 2019
The Three Phases of Eve (a), 2019

mixed media box construction triptych, 20"x6"x4", $7,500 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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The Three Phases of Eve (b), 2019
The Three Phases of Eve (b), 2019

mixed media box construction triptych, 20"x6"x4", $7,500 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship after November 2022.

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The Three Phases of Eve (c), 2019
The Three Phases of Eve (c), 2019

mixed media box construction triptych, 20"x6"x4", $7,500 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Looking Out On the Morning Rain, 2004
Looking Out On the Morning Rain, 2004

mixed media on Styrofoam, 16"x14"x8", $2,800 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Reflected Memories, 2004-08
Reflected Memories, 2004-08

mixed media on Styrofoam, 16"x14"x8", $2,800 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Home On the Range, 2004
Home On the Range, 2004

mixed media on Styrofoam, 16"x14"x8", $2,800 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Catching Blessings, 2020
Catching Blessings, 2020

mixed media box construction, 13"x9"x2", $1,200

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Whistle a Happy Tune, 2000-21
Whistle a Happy Tune, 2000-21

mixed media box construction, 13"x9"x2", $1,200

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Protectors and Saints, 2000
Protectors and Saints, 2000

mixed media box construction, 13"x9"x2", $1,200

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Every Time I Feel the Spirit, 2012
Every Time I Feel the Spirit, 2012

mixed media collage on leather, 24"x22", $4,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Skittles and Riddles, 2012
Skittles and Riddles, 2012

mixed media collage on leather, 24"x22", $4,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Gatekeeper, 2012
Gatekeeper, 2012

mixed media collage on leather, 24"x22", $4,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Black Magic, 1994
Black Magic, 1994

mixed media collage, acrylic, and oil on mdf, 68"x21", $10,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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In This Ring, 1990
In This Ring, 1990

mixed media collage, acrylic, and oil on mdf, 68"x21", $8,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Same Tune, Different Drummers, 1994
Same Tune, Different Drummers, 1994

mixed media collage, acrylic, and oil on mdf, 68"x21", $8,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Free Association, 1996
Free Association, 1996

acrylic, 63"x37", $6,000 each

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Biography of a Drive By, 2021
Biography of a Drive By, 2021

mixed media assemblage and acrylic, 24"x14", $2,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Blue Angel, 1991-2021
Blue Angel, 1991-2021

mixed media collage, acrylic, and oil, 64"x40", $12,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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This Old Heart of Mine, 2000
This Old Heart of Mine, 2000

mixed media collage and acrylic, 52"x22", $7,500 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Queen Victoria,
Queen Victoria,

mixed media collage and acrylic, 13"diam, $3,500 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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A Majority of One, 1998
A Majority of One, 1998

mixed media collage and acrylic, 41"x24", $4,000

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Pearl's World, 2000
Pearl's World, 2000

mixed media collage and acrylic, 48"x41", $11,500

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Oh, My Love, My Darling, 1998
Oh, My Love, My Darling, 1998

mixed media collage and acrylic, 30"x42", $11,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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What Christmas Dreams Are Made Of, 1999
What Christmas Dreams Are Made Of, 1999

mixed media collage and acrylic, 52"x40", $8,500

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Liza, 2000
Liza, 2000

mixed media collage and acrylic, 28"x17", $7,500 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Same Tune, Different Drummer, 1994
Same Tune, Different Drummer, 1994

mixed media collage, acrylic, and oil, 16"x20", $1,800

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ThroughTime,1998
ThroughTime,1998

mixed media collage and acrylic, $14,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Pipe Dreams, 2011
Pipe Dreams, 2011

mixed media collage and acrylic, 20"x20", $3,500

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Southern Breezes, 2015
Southern Breezes, 2015

mixed media collage, acrylic, and oil, 32"x32", $5,500

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The Known Soldier, 2021
The Known Soldier, 2021

mixed media collage and acrylic, 22"x22", $3,800 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Mountain High, Valley Low
Mountain High, Valley Low

mixed media collage and acrylic, 38" x 26" framed, $5,000

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Neptune Rising, 2021
Neptune Rising, 2021

oil on canvas, $5,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Grandfathers Watch, 2004
Grandfathers Watch, 2004

mixed media collage and acrylic, 36"x24" (sold)

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Birth of the Blues, 2000
Birth of the Blues, 2000

mixed media collage and acrylic, 50"x42", $12,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Rapture, 1999
Rapture, 1999

oil on foam core, 45"x32", $4,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Rivers of My Mother, 1997-2021
Rivers of My Mother, 1997-2021

oil on masonite, 36"x45", $11,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Saigon Sunrise, 2021
Saigon Sunrise, 2021

acrylic on plastic, 45"x32", $8,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Behind Covered Windows, 1999
Behind Covered Windows, 1999

oil on foam core, 72"x48", $17,000 This piece is currently in a museum exhibition and will be ready to ship in November 2022.

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Portals + Revelations: Richard J. Watson
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Oct 21, 2021 - Mar 6, 2022

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Richard J. Watson is an icon in the Philadelphia art world. Much of his work relates to his experiences as a Black African American man. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1968), has taught at his alma mater, and has served in the Exhibitions Department at the African American Museum in Philadelphia since the 1980s. He has been exhibiting his work for decades, and has an extensive bibliography. His work is held in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Uniworld Corporation; Sony; the Federal Reserve Bank; the City of Philadelphia; Sprint; the Church of the Advocate; the poet Dr. Sonia Sanchez; and the Woodmere Museum of Art, among many others.

 

"Most of my works are supported by memories of the past and suggested realities. Issues of social politics, ancestral references, and astral projections are presented with fragmented elements of 'real life' collaged and collapsed, as dreams are prone to do. If connections are made, all the better.  I feel that life should remind us of our dreams." - Richard J. Watson