Artist Amy Sherald's Painting Process

Clip: Season 11 Episode 1 | 2m 4s  | Video has closed captioning.

Artist Amy Sherald invites two models into her studio in Jersey City, NJ, to help her visualize her painting, "For love, and for country." Sherald has the models imitating the pose in Alfred Eisenstaedt's famous black-and-white photo "V-J Day in Times Square." The artist explains that taking photographs of models serves as her sketchbook, where she figures out what she wants in her painting.

Aired: 04/07/23

Rating: NR

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