The World We Make

This major publication – the first widely-available monograph on Amy Sherald – accompanies the artist’s exhibition at Hauser & Wirth London, marking Sherald’s first solo show in Europe.

Significant newly-commissioned texts include an art historical analysis by Jenni Sorkin, a mediation on the aesthetics and politics of Sherald’s portraiture by Kevin Quashie, and a conversation between the artist and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Beautifully reproducing Sherald’s recent paintings with an attention to their poignant details, this publication also illustrates a wide selection of earlier work alongside the essays and includes a series of in-the-studio photographs that provide an intimate glimpse into her process and practice.

Author(s): Jenni Sorkin, Kevin Quashie, Ta-Nehisi Coates


Hardcover, Hauser and Wirth Publishers, 2022
192 p, 9.84 × 11.8 in.