Michael Ray Charles on Art21

Tennis champion, John McEnroe talks about collecting and some of his favorite artists including EditionedArt artist, Michael Ray Charles. His paintings investigate stereotypes drawn from the history of American advertising, product packaging, billboards, and commercials. Charles draws comparisons between Sambo, Mammy, and minstrel images of an earlier era and contemporary portrayals of black youths, celebrities, and athletes- images he sees as a constant in the American subconscious.

3 of 15: Presentations of Race (4:22)

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