Black Snake Blues - Alison Saar (NEW)
Black Snake Blues
Description

Saar drew inspiration for this print from the similarly titled Victoria Spivey song “Black Snake Blues.” This song was covered by musician Blind Lemon Jefferson and re-titled to “Black Snake Moan.”
 

Here the woman is in a night scene, yearning for her lover. It is unclear if the snake has replaced the woman’s lover, or removed him. Regardless of the two subjects' relationships, the print carries a strong feeling of sexuality and desire.

From the Artist:

“This piece was inspired by the old blues standard, 'Black Snake in my Bed.' It depicts a woman in bed, longing for her lover.”

Artist Bio

Alison Saar is a printmaker, sculptor, and mixed media artist born in Los Angeles, California. She earned a dual degree in Art History and Studio Art from Scripps College in Claremont, California, and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in ...

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Black Snake Blues

Alison Saar

Nationality
American
Heritage
African American
Medium

Offset Lithograph

Date

1994

Dimensions

22" x 30"

Edition Size

70 prints in this edition

Printer

Jim "BJ" Hughes

Provenance:

Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Location

Philadelphia, PA